Decorative cedar raised beds

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Forum topic by WooDR67 posted 03-02-2012 05:34 AM 1206 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2012 05:34 AM

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I am building my wife a “decorative” 4’x8’ raised bed out of cedar. I was simply going to frame it with 2×4s and then nail the 5/8” x5 1/2”x 18” to the inside of the frame. Then I got the idea to cut a 5/8”x 1.5”channel through the 2×4 and slide the cedar board into the 2×4 ( top and bottom). Do you think that the cedar will hold together strongly enough to support the weight of the bed and what is the strongest way to join the sides. I hadn’t planned on using any vertical 2×4 and all of the cedar board will be installed vertically (like paneling) Also do not currently have a dado blade setup so the dado’s will be done with my rip blade, the blade is a few weeks old Im worried that it will dull the blade quickly. Thanks for the advise Eric

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 10:16 AM

I have made a dozen of those, make sure that you use galvanized screws. Don’t need to rabbit, simple butt joint with 3 -4 inch screws, pre drill, and you should be good to go

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