24 May 2011

CEDAR & METAL RAISED BED PROJECT


Raised beds are indispensable in the garden, but I'm not a fan of the standard short wooden boxes. This is my response to them.  These are 27" tall, so you don't have to crouch down to work in them.
This one is 4'x8', 27" tall.  I fill the bottom 10" or so with rock for good drainage, ideally something lightweight like pumice. These were painstakingly filled with all of the dug up/found piles of rocks in the yard.

4'x4' cedar/metal combo
If you're in Portland, and interested in your own cedar and metal raised beds call or email for a quote.

6 comments:

  1. I'm not in your area but want to build a similar raised bed. Nobody ever states what gauge corrugated metal they are using. Retail at Lowes or Home Depot is only 29 gauge. Is that thick enough, what do you use? Much appreciate it, thanks!

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    1. plenty thick enough

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  2. It's just straight up corrugated roofing, I've never noticed a gauge specified. Yes, the stuff at Home Depot or Lowes will work. I got mine from a local roofing supplier.

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  3. Beautiful! I'm thinking of building the same design with 2x4s instead of 2x6s. Are the post-ends wrapped in tar paper necessary? I was thinking of just cutting off the posts at 27".

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  4. We do not live in Portland, Would like something like this. Would you sell your plans.

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  5. Hi - Are these metal panels made of galvanized metal? If so, won't that leach into the garden soil? Thanks.

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