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A Stylish Raised Bed Almost Anyone Can Build

It’s the perfect weekend project. The materials for this bed are basic, the plan is straightforward, and the result is good looking.

Fine Gardening - Issue 189

By now, we all know the perks of raised beds. They are an aesthetically pleasing way to grow edibles and cut flowers. Because they are essentially large containers, you can fill them with a high-quality soil mix to ensure that your garden has the best chance for success. And the soil heats up faster in a raised bed, giving you a jump on the season. For all of these reasons, my company has been asked to build raised beds more and more in recent years. Over the years, we’ve perfected what we consider to be the easiest, most affordable, best-looking raised-bed plan possible.

There are many designs for raised beds out there, but this one uses common materials found at any lumber or hardware store. You or anyone else who has basic carpentry skills and the right tools can build it in a day. We’ve found the ideal size…

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