I had to take a step back from my blog for a bit. Why? Been busy making cedar boxes and delivering them. Among taking care of 3 kids, a puppy and maintaining social distances.
My recent blog post sparked a lot of attention. Here’s my Community Garden Box .
Do to a request for a box, this last weekend my husband and I built a raised cedar planter box. It took longer then he would have liked as I was busy taking the camera and asking for certain shots. Plus I want in on the action with the tools too!
Raised Cedar Planter Box
Here’s the step by step guide with how we built it.
Step 1: Buy Materials – Ours cost just over $40 Canadian.
- 1: 2″x 4″ x 8′ Cut to 23″
- 1: 1″ x 2″ x 8′
- 6: 1″ x 6″ x 4′ Cut at 36″ Extra 12″ becomes the ends
Additional notes: See in Pictures in Step 5 for a visual.
- Legs are 1.5″ down from top board when your screwing them together.
- 1″ x 2″ is cut to support bottom boards.
Step 2: Cut all the boards to the lengths above.
Step 3: Assemble and using screws put the LONG sides together.
Optional: You can use a Pin Nailer – the box won’t hold together for very long if you use this method.
Step 4: Assemble short sides to the legs
Step 5: Cut and assemble the BOTTOM with boards spaced apart.
End boards on the bottom need to be notched out to fit.
Finished Raised Garden Box:
If putting soil in the box, put in a liner, plastic or fabric with staples. Can also fit a few pots with plants in it, if desired.
Optional: Turn it into dual purpose, a community garden swap box.
This box design is super simple and easy to make. The original raised garden box was made for a garden party we had for a wedding reception. My mother in law made it. Rough cedar is cheaper, price all depends on which type of cedar boards you buy.
Interested in making one?
Let me know in the comments.