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Cedar Lumber for Raised Bed Gardens

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The preferred lumber in the Atlanta area for raised bed gardens is Western Red Cedar. Western Red Cedar is a beautiful and functional wood for indoor and outdoor use. It is very popular for outdoor structures and furniture, it is naturally resistant to insects and decay.

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Jan 16, 2013

    Great-looking beds, and some great pointers, too.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY
    on Jan 16, 2013

    Those look great!

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Jan 16, 2013

    I have also built some raised beds for a client or two using Synthetic Decking...it does not leach chemicals and is also rot resistant. It needs to be configured a bit differently due to its "less stiff" nature but for smaller beds it works great.

  • Flowerscapes Garden Design & Landscaping
    Flowerscapes Garden Design & Landscaping Suwanee, GA
    on Jan 18, 2013

    I have been thinking more and more about the synthetic wood. Would it hold up in a retaining wall about 3 1/2 ft high?

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Jan 18, 2013

    I would not use them for a retaining wall...those need to be super beefy I have been using 6 x 6 pressure treated timbers https://kmswoodworks.wordpress.com/2011/07/

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