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Time: 20 MinutesCost: $20Difficulty: Easy
I went with 2 x 6 boards. In hind site going taller might have been a better idea.
Measurements included a simple 4 x 8 frame and once the wood was cut it took minutes to put it all together.
For the corners I used scrap wood, most of these pieces were leftover 2 x 4 pieces that work great for corners.
I used three 2 x 6 boards of natural pine. This led to establishing one cut to equal two 4 ft. boards.
This was so easy that I decided to build 2 more that same day. Everything was connected in the corners to those corner pieces using screws and I drilled pilot holes first to keep the wood from splitting.
One the bed was connected I carried it to the garden and filled with natural ingredients. I live on a farm so this was a little bit of everything great including animal droppings then covered it all with soil.
I'll let this bed sit for a couple weeks to decompose, add more soil and get ready to plant.
Suggested materials for this project:
- 2 x 6 pine boards
- Screws and corner pieces