This step by step diy woodworking project is about off the ground vegetable planter plans. I have designed this 6 ft long elevated planter so you can grow vegetables in your own backyard. Make sure you invest in cedar or redwood, as the components will be exposed to the weather elements. Check out all my raised garden bed HERE. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
There are so many designs and materials to choose from, that we really recommend you to spend some time researching the most suitable plans for your needs. If you still haven’t found what you are looking for, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to these instructions and to check out the related projects, if you want to get more ideas and potential projects for your home and garden.
Projects made from these plans
Off the Ground Vegetable Planter Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 29 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long 3xFRAME
- B – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long BOTTOM
- C – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long WALLS
- D – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 32″ long ENDS
- E – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 75″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 26″ long TRIMS
How to build an elevated vegetable garden bed
The first step of the project is to build the frames for the raised garden bed. Cut all the components from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Add glue to the joints, as well.
Plumb the frames with a spirit level and then attach the 2×6 slats to form the sides of the planter box. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the slats to the frames tightly. Leave no gaps between the slats for a professional result.
Fit the 2×6 slats to the frames to form the bottom of the planter box. Leave no gaps between the slats for a professional result. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use a table saw to make the bevel cuts to the slats that go to the top of the planter box. Smooth the edges with attention.
Attach the slats to the top of the frames and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 2×6 slats to the sides of the off the ground vegetable planter. Align the top slat into place and then secure it into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Fit the rest of the slats with attention.
Attach the 1×2 and 1×4 trims to the top of the planter box. Align the edges with attention and use 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly. Add glue to the joints and leave no gaps between the trims.
Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint/stain to the support frames. Do not apply stain to the planter, as the plants will get in contact with the toxic substances.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in one weekend. You can adjust the size of the off the ground planter box to suit your needs. If you like my project, I recommend you to take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans HERE. Choose from thousands of free designs and fill your life with DIY joy!
This woodworking project was about off the ground garden planter plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, we recommend you to check out the rest of my step by step projects. LIKE us on Facebook and Google + to be the first that gets out latest projects.