How to Build Raised Garden Beds

Do you have questions about how to build raised garden beds yourself? How deep should a raised bed garden be? What kind of wood should be used for raised garden beds? And how do you build a raised bed garden box? We've got answers to these questions and more on our discussion boards, projects, and video tutorials. We've got you covered.

Building a Raised Garden Bed
Get the location ready
Choose the spot where you’d like to place the garden bed and remove the grass from the area.
Choose what kind of wood to use
To build a raised garden bed that will last, use cedar or redwood as they are both naturally water-resistant.
Build the garden bed frame
Put together your raised garden bed with a frame that is at least six inches high and has four sides.
Install the bottom of the frame
Once the frame is put together, staple wide-mesh hardware cloth to the bottom. This will keep weeds out while letting earthworms in.
Optional add-on to garden beds
To keep animals out, consider installing a mesh cover on your raised garden bed using wood and PVC pipes.
Top Projects for Building Raised Garden Beds

We have compiled the top raised garden beds projects for you right here. Enjoy.

Raised Garden Bed Building Videos

Here is a collection of videos of Hometalkers building DIY raised garden beds.

Upcycle Pallets to Build an Almost Free Vegetable and Herb Garden Bed

I wanted a raised garden bed in the backyard but wasn’t looking to spend a lot of money to build one. The lumber to build deep garden beds can cost quite a bit to build from scratch, but a friend had some old pallets that she was getting rid of and I knew I could upcycle them into a garden bed.

Four Easy Steps for a Garden Bed Cover DIY

This easy garden bed cover has really helped me save my kale and other plants but especially, I love the look and how simple it is to make it. Simple things are the best and sometimes the most successful. You can see more Cozy Creations here!Let’s build a simple, but elegant garden bed cover that it is stylish and require easy to get materials. This cover will prevent pests, such as the cabbage butterfly from wiping it and provide options to transition as it grows. And this is one of them!EASY AND STYLISH!

Easy DIY Hinged HOOPHOUSE for Raised Bed

This is my take at a hinged hoophouse for my raised bed. I am really happy with the way it turned out! It's a simple and cheap build that gives your raised bed the little extra.

New Raised Garden Bed Projects

Want to know what's new in the world of raised garden bed building? Here you go.