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Project by Boon posted 04-23-2009 01:54 AM 3218 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Me and Dad built this sfg in a few days. Most of the material was free or very cheap. I got a piece of plywood for 3 bucks and the 2.5×3 poplar legs for free from the dump at Lowe’s.

I know this is probably an applicable project for the garden tenders site but I haven’t had a chance to check it out but I will soon enough. If you have any questions feel free to ask here!

We have planted potatoes, carrots, lettuce, onions, and okra so far and still have 3 spaces left to figure out what else to grow.

It was primed twice with kilz and painted with some “mistint” paint I found at Lowe’s for 5 bucks.
There isn’t very much cash put into this project which I think makes it all the more rewarding.

-- www.jonboon.info - more crap coming soon!





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dustyal

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 02:24 AM

Real cool… nicely done. No need to bend over to garden! I like that idea.

I wondered how you did your legs… then I noticed the pocket screws.

The dirt should warm up pretty quick for early planting. Easy to cover for a late frost. Heavy enough a wind wouldn’t tip over.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Eric in Florida.

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#2 posted 04-23-2009 02:50 AM

Great job on your SFG.
Love the color!
Please post a couple of pictures when your crops come in!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 02:55 AM

How are you handling drainage?

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 03:57 AM

my wife would love this… found another project for my favorites.
thanks!

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Boon

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#5 posted 04-23-2009 06:26 AM

There are about 12, 1/4” holes drilled into the bottom and the plastic sheeting was poked to allow draining.

thanks for the comments!

-- www.jonboon.info - more crap coming soon!

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#6 posted 04-23-2009 06:30 AM

Hey Boon
looks great and so useful.

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#7 posted 06-25-2009 04:53 PM

This is nice. I am about to move into a new home where I will be converting the covered patio into a attached greenhouse. Using this method I make multi level plant beds for whatever the wife needs to grow.

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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