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Old Bed Frame Repurposed as a Raised Garden Bed

How many ways can you use one bed frame? My husband and I have come up with a couple of great ways!!! :) We were given this old wooden bed frame support when a friend upgraded. They thought we might be able to salvage the wood for another project. We covered it with plywood and carpet and used it as a stage for the children for a long time. Then we decided it would work great as the walls for a raised garden bed. Just a few extra 2x4's and 2x6's, add some dirt and a garden net and you have a mini garden!
Time: 4 Hours Cost: $25 Difficulty: Medium
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Got a question about this project?

  • Denise N
    Denise N Delhi, CA

    Love this recycle!! But I have a question? Has anyone made a raised garden waist high is it possible ? I am disabled and can't get low to ground. Having it hight would make easy to weed etc......Please let me know ty

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL

    @Sherry C: Love all the re-use that bed frame has gotten.
    @Denise N: Yes, waist-high beds are certainly possible. Here are some pointers and considerations from Iowa State University:

  • Cindy R

    Put an old metal one in the hallway,hung hooks on it and it is now a coat rack!

  • Wendy
    Wendy United Kingdom

    I did this with an old single wooden divan - stripped off the fabric etc - and put it in the garden and filled with homegrown compost. Unfortunately at 6' x 3'
    it looks like I've disposed of a body!

  • Dorisemma
    Dorisemma Washington, NC

    Doris - To Denise N. There is a book in most libraries called "Square Foot Gardening," and it has information about raised gardens for people who are not able to bend low in order to garden or for people in wheelchairs.

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