Build a simple raised bed with this DIY video. With this raised bed plan we show you how to make raised vegetable or flower beds without using pressure treated lumber The current raised beds in the garden have been there about 8 years now. So we must have done something right. how unusual... If you want to build raised beds, the ones we have are good for vegetables and flowers, check it out, let us know your thoughts.
Our raised beds are 4 feet wide and 12 feet long, make sure the raised beds are 4 feet ( 48" ) wide on the outside dimension. This will make it easy to use floating row fabrics or plastic sheeting that comes in 48" wide rolls. I learned this the hard way.
You may want to consider putting ½" galvanized wire screening across the bottom of the raised bed frame before siting it and loading in all the dirt, this will keep out moles and voles. We haven't had a huge problem with that, but I see how it could for some people.
For our garden soil, we had a delivery from a local nursery that sells a garden soil mix. It can be hard to find a company nearby that sells what you want, you may end up mixing it all up yourself. Let me know how you have built your raised beds below:
Eric, can you provide a cut list for the raised bed. thanks.
I'm getting started on this today. I never thought of the linseed oil idea. Great tip!
That was helpful and entertaining - what a great idea and excellent show. Thanks!
You said that you would have a cut list for the wood pieces. I don't see it. Am I looking in the wrong place? Also, how long is the middle beam that you installed to keep the sides from bowing? I saw on another site that they used cedar. Did you not use cedar because it was more expensive? Thanks for answering my questions.
Help, I am looking for the cut list for the raised garden bed.
What size were the small screws used with the metal brackets.
1 1/2 inch drywall screws were used.
4 ft length of 2" X 3" or 2" X 4"
Eric -- I was thinking of using brackets and also the 2" X 2" boards in the corners and making them 2 ft long instead of the 11 inches.... making one end pointed, before screwing into the corners.... once box is complete turn over and place it where you want the bed and pound the corners into the ground. Just a thought!
Thank you for this video Eric! I have been looking online for simple plans, but your video saved me so much time and hassle. I think it will save me lots of money too. Building the beds soon, I will post pix when they're done.
Thank you for doing the video demonstration how to build a raised bed. I have never gardened in a day of my life and want to start one. I don't know how to make any wooded projects either. After seeing your video, I feel more confident about making a raised bed!!
When using long screws or drier (harder) wood, It helps to lubricate the screws, using a bar of soap.
Simply rub the screw on the edge of the bar, until the threads are full of soap.
Buy a cheap bar, and It'll last for decades...
can you show us how to prune a hydrangea and when is the best time of year to do this?
Where's the video? I need it.
I like your unprofessional approach, attitude and easy way you just go about your business. Keep it up, I am sure you must have lots of followers who appreciate.
thx Bill, appreciate the kind words, eric.