Raised garden bed instructions: weekend projects

How is your summer veggie garden coming along?

If you’re already planning a fall (or next Spring’s?) garden, then here’s a simple tutorial on how to build your own raised beds. Pin it for later if you need to!

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

The boxes I made are 4×8 and 10″ deep. I used 2″x8′x10″ boards for the sides and 4×4 posts that I cut to 16″ in length. Make sure you use untreated lumber so that none of the chemicals leach into the soil. To keep it simple, I just cut the 8′ boards in half to make the 4′ end pieces.

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

Obviously you’ll need a saw to cut the end boards and 4×4′s to the desired length. I also used 4″ inch deck screws and the only other tool you need in order to assemble the frames is a drill.

Attach the 8′ pieces to the 4×4′s first.

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

Repeat at both ends before continuing onto the end pieces

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

Next, attach the end pieces

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

Here is a close-up picture of how the corners should look

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

Here is the finished product!

Instructions for building your own raised garden bed

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