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Project by dakremer posted 04-28-2015 03:18 PM 2666 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a long description written up about the project and what I’ve been up to lately, but the internet gods decided to delete it all. So…..if you have any questions just ask.

I’m turning this raised garden bed into a “wicking bed” – if you don’t know what that is, google it.

Picture “how-to” below…...

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





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 04:42 PM

Nice job, Doud. Spring is here and you’ll need that filled with dirt soon!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Beams37

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 12:50 AM

Stealing this for my house.

Great work !!

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 04-29-2015 01:58 AM

Raised beds are a great way for growing all kinds of veggies easily, without worry.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 02:04 AM

A Very nice looking bed. What type wood did you use and are you going to seal it? I used cedar on beds I built a few years ago and they do look weathered but are holding up fine.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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ScottKaye

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#5 posted 04-29-2015 12:04 PM

I built pretty much the same thing a few years ago. The only thing I would change is to place the vertical supports that are outside of the box on the inside of the box. I know it doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing but I have several of these raised bed boxes set in a grid pattern in my garden and I mow In between them. I am always running the mower into those vertical supports!! they just jump out and get in the way. If they were placed inside the box, that would make my mowing adventures sooooo much easier and more straight forward. And no, I don’t use string trimmers around the boxes either as cedar is soft and a string trimmer would eventually cut right through the wood!

I made the above comments to help out future box builders!!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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Roger

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#6 posted 04-29-2015 12:42 PM

Wow! That would make a gr8 place for my asparagus bed.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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dakremer

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#7 posted 04-29-2015 01:53 PM



A Very nice looking bed. What type wood did you use and are you going to seal it? I used cedar on beds I built a few years ago and they do look weathered but are holding up fine.

- Hawaiilad

I just used pine. Didn’t want to use treated because of the chemicals, and cedar was too expensive for me (building 3 of them). The planter box will not be in direct contact with the ground, and I will seal it as well.

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

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dakremer

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#8 posted 04-29-2015 01:55 PM



I built pretty much the same thing a few years ago. The only thing I would change is to place the vertical supports that are outside of the box on the inside of the box. I know it doesn t look aesthetically pleasing but I have several of these raised bed boxes set in a grid pattern in my garden and I mow In between them. I am always running the mower into those vertical supports!! they just jump out and get in the way. If they were placed inside the box, that would make my mowing adventures sooooo much easier and more straight forward. And no, I don t use string trimmers around the boxes either as cedar is soft and a string trimmer would eventually cut right through the wood!

I made the above comments to help out future box builders!!

- ScottKaye

I agree, that would make sense if mowing around them is an issue. A trimmer will eat the wood right up. My planter boxes will have mulch around them so there will be no issue with mowing. I originally had planned to have the 4×4’s on the inside however this is much more aesthetically pleasing!

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

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chancey

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#9 posted 05-06-2015 04:51 PM

awesome work Doug

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