This step by step diy woodworking project is about raised flower bed plans. I have designed this simple raised flower bed so you can enhance the look of your garden. You can make a few adjustments to suit your needs, such as modifying the dimensions of the bed. Invest in cedar or redwood, if you want to keep the flower bed for many, many years in a row. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Raised Flower Bed Plans
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- A – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 69″ long, 6 pieces – 48″ long BED
- B – 3 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 16 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 18 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 24″ long PLANTER
- D – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 29″ long, 2 pieces – 26 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 50 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 74 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 73 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 12′
- landscape fabric
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
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DIY Raised Flower Bed
The first step of the project is to build the frames for the raised garden bed. Therefore, you need to cut the components from 2x6s at 48″ and 69″. Align the edges with attention, making sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the 48″ long components and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components.
Build 3 frames in total and then stack them one on top of the other, as shown in the plans. Make sure the edges are aligned and leave no gaps between them. It is essential to stack the frames on a level surface, from the very beginning. Check if the corners are square, drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frames. Leave no gaps between the frames.
Use 2×2 lumber for the supports that will hold the top planter. Cut the supports at 22″ and then secure them to the flower bed with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.
Next, you need to build the elevated planter from 2x6s. Cut the slats at 24″ and then secure them to the 2×2 supports with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws.
Use 1×3 lumber for the trims. Make the cuts to the two trims with a saw and smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Fit the trims to the garden bed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between them. Insert 2″ nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Continue the project by attaching the 1×3 trims to the elevated planter. Use a saw to make 45 degrees cuts at both ends of the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ nails.
Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to enhance the look of the flower bed. Make sure the products are not toxic.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. 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!
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