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Cedar Raised Bed (for vegetables)

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Project by BenoitM posted 166 days ago 1235 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I we like gardenning, so she asked me to make a couple of raised bed. As we planned to grow vegetables, treated lumber was out of the question. I used Cedar. The design is very simple, and it does not take long to build. The longest part is going to the store in order to buy the wood.

More details in my blog (in french, but you can use the translation tool).

-- Benoit, Montreal Quebec, http://cavacouper.blogspot.ca/





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lanwater

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#1 posted 166 days ago

Well done.

I like how you named the second one. I was wondering how French and inches got together then it hit me towards the end.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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BenoitM

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#2 posted 166 days ago

Yeah, it’s not natural for me to use inches (I’m Canadian, but i was born in France), but like everything it’s mostly a question of habit.

-- Benoit, Montreal Quebec, http://cavacouper.blogspot.ca/

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 165 days ago

Very nice! You will enjoy the wide seat on the perimeter and the deep construction no more bending over. Happy gardening.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Tim

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#4 posted 165 days ago

You’ll really like these and the vegetables will grow really well in them too. They like the extra depth of soil and drainage. I built a similar one and it worked out really well. After I had filled it with 5 cubic yards of soil, my neighbor helpfully asked if I had put any stones or chicken wire at the bottom to prevent rodents and such from coming up underneath. Probably would have been a good idea. Maybe next time.

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Rick

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#5 posted 165 days ago

9

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#6 posted 163 days ago

Great Lookin Beds

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 161 days ago

They look great and well made. They will last long for you and wife to enjoy the vegetables. Great job!

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siggs

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#8 posted 159 days ago

Nice I did some similar with decent 2×8 cedar it was really expensive though. Lately I’ve been using 2×6 but it’s a lower grade. What are you using here 2×6 or 2×8? what’s the pricing back east like?
The treated lumber is a big debate, apparently the coating used in the last few years is not a concern. Funny I’ve found that the treated outlasting the 2×6” cedar decking available at the home depot here supplied by porcupine.

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BenoitM

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#9 posted 159 days ago

Cedar is indeed pretty expensive, I would say almost 200$ per bed. I got some 2×8 and 2×10 I think, and also 4×4. I also heard that treated lumber was not so bad anymore, but after I did these.

-- Benoit, Montreal Quebec, http://cavacouper.blogspot.ca/

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#10 posted 83 days ago

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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