Raised bed for wifey's veggie tables

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Project by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 06-19-2008 05:13 AM 8023 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So wifey wanted a raised bed for veggie tables, so I made this. The corners are made out of 6×6 cedar, with grooves for the sides to fit in. The sides are then bolted in. The sides are 2×10 cedar. The caps are made from extra 2×10. Filled with Pacific Topsoils Special Garden Mix. Stuff is already starting to sprout. I got lucky and even got a sprinkler head in at the perfect spot and perfect height.

The thing is 4×8 feet, and 20 inches tall. The posts are 24 inches tall.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 06-19-2008 05:17 AM

Very nice. I would love to have the garden to house these.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-19-2008 05:56 AM

Very nice. I would like to do something at my house as well, but I’ve been allowing other things to get in the way. Let me know how the veggie growing goes.


-- Brian, Washington

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#3 posted 06-19-2008 12:06 PM

These are very nice. I really like the decorative elements that you added to the beds. This adds both beauty and function to the raised beds.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-23-2008 03:23 AM

Wait till those fresh veggies get ripe. It’ll make all that work worthwhile, I guarantee it. Best thing you’ll ever taste.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 09:58 PM

have you posted this at GardenTenders?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 02-22-2009 04:55 AM

Nice Vegetable Box.

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#7 posted 01-20-2010 08:38 PM

Oh, man I was thinking of doing one of those but not nearly as nice as yours! I’ll use yours as inspiration. Great stuff.

Is there a way of finishing that cedar bed without poisoning ourselves (finish being fed to the veggies)? Love it, I’ll show it to my wife. I REALLY want a veggie garden bed. We shared a community one for a bit two years ago and the stuff that came out was really yummy.

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#8 posted 03-26-2010 03:52 AM

Great idea mate. I am in need of several this year. I was thinking of making them out of pressure treated outdoor wood with a plastic liner. I have had cedar flower plots that have rotted out in just one year which is a disapointment. Maybe I will use cider like you with the liner…....Anyone have comments on using the plastic liner to keep the wood from rottening out quickly?

-- I get out to the shop when Ryan lets me. Arggggggggggg

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#9 posted 03-29-2010 06:59 AM

The cedar will hold up well – but those big pieces were expensive.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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