April 19, 2013

Quick and Easy Garden Bed Tutorial

A couple weeks back, we got a jump start on the yard and garden to get ready for the summer.  I knew we wanted to have a larger fruit and vegetable garden so we decided to create some raised garden beds.

They were really simple to put together and took all of about 20 minutes to create each one.  Each box cost approximately $10 for supplies.

To make one of your own, you will need:


6  Pre cut Dog Eared Pressure Treated Fence Picket (Approx. 4 ft tall)
1  2 x 2 piece
Finish Nails for your nail gun


Miter Saw
Finish Nail Gun

If you do not have the miter saw, you can always get your Home Improvement store to do the cuts for you.


Step 1

Cut dog ears off the top of each picket
* use the cut from the first picket to measure the cut on the rest of the pickets so that measurements will be exact.

Step 2

Cut two of the 6 pickets in half for the shorter ends of the raised bed.
*giving you 4 short pieces

Step 3

Cut your 2 x 2 into 6 pieces.
*We measured ours to be about 10 inches tall so that our pieces would be 1/4 from the top of the box.

Step 4

Using your nail gun, attach two of the cut 2 x 2's to the short boards.

We attached three 2 x 2's when we made the first bed, but decided that you only need 2 pieces, one on either end to complete the shorter end.

When you finish, do it a second time to create the other short end.

Step 5

Attach one short side to the long boards using your nail gun and duplicate it for the other end.

Step 6

Using your nail gun attach the last 2 x 2 in the middle of each long boards and you are done!

Now you can plant all of your veggies :)

I will be finishing them off with a coat of paint and some cute labels.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Now I head back to finishing up some really fun design boards!  Tomorrow, I will share the Pantry Design Board for a recent client.

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