DIY Raised Garden Bed
In this post, we show you how to build a raised garden bed made from cedar, which can be easily purchased at your local residential center.
It is a simple construction that is great for a beginner DIY project and works in almost any size garden.
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Simple construction that is great for a DIY beginner and works in almost any size garden!
Materials and Tools
- Circular saw
- Impact Driver
- Dust Mask
- Pocket Hole Drill Bit
- Plug Cutter
I started this project with 6, 5/4 cedar wood planks. They are 15 centimeters high and 2.5 meters long.
I chose cedar because it is rot-resistant and great for outdoor projects.
And then I measured and scored so I could make a cut in each 3-foot-in board. My boards are 2.5 meters long, so they will give me 13 feet and 15 pieces of each board.
The internal supports of this box will be 1 x 2x4 cedar. I cut 4 clamps 16 inches long, which will be the height of my planter.
To assemble this box, I am going to attach the boards with screws.
I could stop there, but I decided to go one step further and put in my screws to cover them with a bolt.
For that, I took my Pocket Hole bit to drill about a half-inch.
This drill is like a 2-in-1. It has a small bit that you pre-drill for your screw and then a 3/8 body that drills the hole.
It also has an adjustable butt collar if you want to use it.
So, I set up a longboard, a shortboard, and an inner clamp and used 2 ”screws to hold everything together.
You can also incorporate wood glue if you like. Just make sure it's externally rated.
I kept repeating the same steps in all 4 corners, working around the box.
And here it is. All together. 3 feet by 5 feet. Super easy and it looks so clean.
The next day was the day of delivery of the soil. We received a patio delivered, which gave us enough to fill the box, leaving something to plant some pots.
You can also buy bagged soil at your local home office.
We moved the box to your backyard so we could start filling it with dirt. We use organic garden soil and fill the pot loosely, being careful not to pack it.
At this point, we were finally able to plant our plants 🙂
You could end here! However, I want to cut plugs to cover the screws embedded in mine. I am using this 3/8 tapered cutter.
That way I can cut plugs from the same cedar that I built. I loaded it into my drill and drilled the plugs.
To free them, I made a pass with my bandsaw and they jumped. An alternative would be to buy just one cedar billet.
To insert the plugs, I used some outdoor-grade wood glue and tapped them with a piece of wood and a hammer.
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