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Raised Gardens #3: Construction

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Blog entry by Marc posted 04-26-2012 04:22 PM 3985 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The Blocks Part 3 of Raised Gardens series Part 4: Everything But The Dirt »

This phase of the project is just about the general construction of the raised gardens. Cutting things to length, measuring things (maybe that should have gone before cutting things), drilling holes, cutting dadoes, and stuff like that. I didn’t try any new or fancy techniques this time so I won’t waste your time with a lot of words. I’m sure you’ll get the gist of it from the pictures, so enjoy…

Cutting the posts to length. That was easy!
Cutting the posts to length. That was easy!

The side rails all cut to length.
The side rails all cut to length.

All the parts are coming together.
All the parts are coming together.

I only had to drill about 230 of these.
I only had to drill about 230 of these.

Cut and drilled and ready for assembly.
Cut and drilled and ready for assembly.

Setting things up just to make sure it all fits.
Setting things up just to make sure it all fits.

Cutting a slightly angled dado so the rail cap will sit crooked on top of the block panels to let water run off.
Cutting a slightly angled dado so the rail cap will sit crooked on top of the block panels to let water run off.

All four long sides assembled.
All four long sides assembled.

That’s all the construction for now. I’ll assemble the boxes by adding the short sides and arbor once we’ve moved them to the backyard. Otherwise, I’m pretty sure they’d be too heavy to move.

-- Marc, http://www.logicallymarc.com/



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dakremer

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 01:34 PM

that looks really great with those 4×4s cut like that! Cant wait to see the finished project!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Marc

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 01:47 PM

Thanks man! I’m going to try and apply one or two coats of sealant today and will hopefully have it in place this weekend. I’ve got to wait for the utility services to be located before I can do that though. There’s an old tree stump where these are going to go and I wanted to make sure I didn’t blow up the neighborhood trying to dig it out. :-)

-- Marc, http://www.logicallymarc.com/

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