Making Cedar Raised Garden Beds
Cedar raised garden beds – An elevated bed is not only an eye-catching addition to your garden, but it also has a functional advantage as well. The floor in a raised bed heats faster in the spring so you can plant as soon as possible. Elevated soil level makes it easier to work, plant, weed and harvest plants in the planter. Lay two cedars 1 by 6 72 inch boards from side to side to form a long-side panel of the cedar bed planter.
Squeeze a drop of wood glue on the edge of one end of the boards. Place a cedar board, 1 by 2 by 11 inches, at the end of the largest boards to form a corner post. The small board should be perpendicular to the larger plates and projected by 5/8 of an inch. Drive four evenly spaced 1 inch screws on the smallest plate to attach to larger ones and hold them together. Attach another 1 by 11 inch cedar raised garden beds at the opposite end of the longest in the same way. Repeat to form the other long side.
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Repeat steps 1 and 2 using the cedar raised garden beds that measure 1 6 by 17 ¾ inches from the long boards to form the two headers of the seeder. Assemble all four sides of the cedar bed pot. Due to the 5/8 inch overlap in the angles, the sides adjust so that the corners overlap. Tighten the wood glue to the ends where they overlap. Drive a 2 inch wood screw at the top of each corner and another at the middle of each corner. Squeeze some glue wood onto the top of each edge of the long sides of the seeder. Place a board 1 by 2 by 72 inches long on its flat surface 2 inches above each side. Unit four 2 inch wood screws at even intervals in this trim piece to secure. Repeat this step for the other long side.