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.