Simple box for a raised bed vegetable garden

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This is a 4 foot by 8 foot box for a raised vegetable garden. It is very simple construction, and I put a lip on it so you could sit there while working in the garden. There is no finish on the pine boards, but it has lasted two full summers and it is still in very good condition.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 09:02 PM

A belated welcome to LumberJocks. A good project I built a few of these a couple of years ago as well, plan on adding a second board to a few few of them this year to help keep out a few of the critters, may think about adding the lip as well.

Hope your harvest is abundant.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 11:04 PM

Nice work, it looks good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 04:36 AM

Nice idea to add that lip. Functional, and it adds a nice additional visual element as well.

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#4 posted 04-08-2012 05:40 AM

Very nice. I built 8 of them a few years ago…with our rocky soil (all rock) this is the best way to have a nice garden. Looks like you need to coat your logs to keep them from cracking more…unless that is fire wood.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 04-08-2012 04:40 PM

Looks good…am considering something similar. One thing to watch for is termites. Untreated wood in contact with the ground spells LUNCH.

-- Chucks in Phoenix

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#6 posted 04-08-2012 06:39 PM

Looks very nice, I too like the lip on top. It i too late for me to make any for this spring, but that gives me lots of time to do something similar so i can get a jump on next spring.

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#7 posted 04-08-2012 07:54 PM

Hi Chuck, good point about the termites. Larry, the logs are sweet gum for firewood, not sure if sweet gum would be very good for wood projects, but then again I haven’t tried to build anything with the stuff.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#8 posted 04-08-2012 08:07 PM

I wrote that because of I did the same thing with some Macadamia wood I got a year ago…it was very wet and sure enough it cracked out bad

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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