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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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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jan 14, 2013

    What a great idea, Sherry!

  • Jackie
    Jackie Arcadia, FL
    on Jan 15, 2013

    Great idea. I have an old water bed frame, I could do this with.... :-)

  • Sherry C
    Sherry C Portland, OR
    on Jan 15, 2013

    Thanks Miriam I...always looking for ways to re-use stuff! Jackie, I think a water bed frame would work great. I'm always wishing I had a big water bed mattress to lay out on the ground and fill up with water for the kids to roll around on in the summertime. Sounds fun, right!?

  • Denise N
    Denise N Delhi, CA
    on Jan 15, 2013

    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
    on Jan 15, 2013

    @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:

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