|Project by CMC06||posted 04-07-2014 02:20 PM||1279 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
So my neighbor asked me to help him with a project for his wife. She was asking for a raised garden that she had found on Pinterest. So with a picture I texted over a materials list so he could go buy the materials and we could get started that afternoon, because evidently it was an emergency!! HA.
We used treated lumber, we could have used cedar, but since the plants can’t get to the treated lumber I would still call it ORGANIC. We used pocket holes to attach the vertical pieces. All the corners are mitered. Once the four sides were built we installed the corrugated metal roof as the side panels. There was a gap (Pic 2) in the corners, so we bent some galvanized flashing to fill the gap (pic 3). To bend the flashing I screwed it to a 2×4 (Pic 4) and beat on it with a rubber mallet (Pic 5) rotating the 2×4 so that I could get the flashing shaped in to a 90° corner.
The final dimensions of the raised bed are 4’ by 8’ by 26”. Now to get the ben in its final location before he gets it filled with 2 cubic yards of gardening soil, which only fills up about 20” of the 26” of height.
In the end she was happy! Hope you enjoy our ~4 hr project.