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More Raised Bed Design Ideas

Fine Gardening - Issue 189

In A Stylish Rasied Bed Almost Anyone Can Build, Kerry Shay teaches us the ins and outs to building your own raised bed from scratch. Below, Kerry covers some alterations you can make to his plans if you are looking for a different aesthetic.

 

Typically we build our raised garden beds out of pressure-treated pine because of its affordability in our region, but this design could be adapted to other types of wood or made bigger if needed.

Photo: Danielle Sherry

Use bigger boards for a deeper bed
You can make a deeper bed by using wider dimensional lumber for the horizontal pieces on the sides and ends. The integrity of the bed will remain as long as you still use side braces.

Photo courtesy of Mike Dale

Corrugated metal adds rustic flair
For a more “farmhouse” look, you can build frames from 2x4s and corrugated roofing metal. After building the frame, simply screw a piece of the roofing metal to each side.

Photo courtesy of Savannah Victory Gardens

Corrugated metal adds rustic flair
For a more “farmhouse” look, you can build frames from 2x4s and corrugated roofing metal. After building the frame, simply screw a piece of the roofing metal to each side.

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