This step by step diy woodworking project is about 2×4 raised garden bed plans. I continue my series of projects from 2x4s with this super simple garden bed. I have designed this garden bed so you keep the costs as low as possible. If you afford, choose weather resistant lumber and your garden bed will last for ages. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Projects made from these plans
Raised Garden Bed from 2x4s Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- A – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 69″ long, 8 pieces – 48″ long BED
- B – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 52 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 76″ long TRIMS
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 7 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 10 1/2″ long BENCH SUPPORTS
- E – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long SEAT
It’s that simple to build a 2×4 garden bed!
2×4 Raised Garden Bed Plans
The first step of the project is to build the frames for the raised garden bed. Therefore, you need to cut the components from 2x4s 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 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components.
Build 4 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.
Next, attach the 2×4 supports to the ends of the raised garden bed. Center the supports to the panels and clamp them into place. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them into place tightly.
Fit the supports to the sides of the garden bed, in the same manner described above.
Use 2×4 lumber for the top trims. Use a miter saw to to make the 45 degree cuts to both ends of the trims. Align and secure the trims into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Use 2×4 lumber for the seat supports. Use a miter saw to make the 45 degree cuts. Align and assemble everything with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the supports to sides of the garden bed. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the supports into place.
Fit the 2×4 slats to the supports to create the bench seat. Center the slats, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the supports.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the rough surfaces with sandpaper. Staple landscaping fabric inside the planter, so you protect the wood. Fill the planter box with appropriate soil and then plant the vegetables.
Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the bench to protect it from the elements.
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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