Recycled cedar raised beds

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Project by Wil posted 07-10-2010 03:58 AM 1623 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We recently removed a large deck from the back of our house because it was becoming shabby and we wanted to upgrade both size and materials. We took the time to remove the boards stick by stick and salvaged most of the structural cedar that the deck was built from. Almost all of these cedar 2x’s were in good shape except for the ends and several holes from nails and screws. I decided to re-use them as the side walls of some new raised beds. All of the beds are 4’ wide. Some are 8’ long while others are 5’ long to fit the slope of the ground. I built the first bed around an existing asparagus plot and have planted tomatoes, peppers, blueberries and strawberries in the others. I will soon add more beds to be planted with chives, garlic chives, garlic and horseradish.

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 04:15 AM

Great idea, the wood should still serve you for years to come.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 04:38 AM

Nice recycle!

The wife wants something like this for next year. Too late to plant now…

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 05:29 AM

Nice garden area – That is some “Catch & Release” program you have for your wild animals.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 10:22 AM

great job

-- Daniel -

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#5 posted 07-10-2010 10:27 AM

Great idea love the raised beds.

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