Raised Herb Garden

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Project by StuffByThom posted 06-05-2015 02:58 AM 28302 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a raised herb garden I built for a friend (actually built two). Made it out of cedar, and used pocket screws as well as deck screws. It measures 60” long x 18” deep x 40” tall.

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#1 posted 06-05-2015 07:48 PM

Hello, how did you go about treating the wood? I’ve been thinking of building one but am sort of paranoid about toxic stuff leaching into the soil or something…probably over-paranoid.

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#2 posted 06-05-2015 08:15 PM

We used deck stain on the outside only. The inside was lined with landscaping fabric before putting in the soil and herbs/vegetables. Since this is cedar it will naturally do well outside, but my friend didn’t want it to grey. They originally wanted me to build this out of pine, but I refused. The cost wasn’t that much more, and this will be around for a very long time.

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#3 posted 06-06-2015 03:01 AM

Okay, thanks for the reply. I think I’ll follow what you did, just protect the outside of the wood and lay down some fabric on the inside. I have some extra redwood lying around and this looks like a perfect project!

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 08:54 PM

Nice build!

Hey @Thom0969 you could alwasy use beeswax? ;)

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