If you want to learn more about how to build a waist high raised garden bed you have to take a close look over the free plans in the article. I have designed this planter so you can grow vegetable and other plans in your own backyard or on a patio. The best thing about this project is that you don’t have to lean to take care of the plans or to harvest the vegetables. This design is perfect for elderly persons. More garden projects HERE.
If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to plan everything with attention, as to prevent costly mistakes and to build a professional garden bench. Invest in high quality materials, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as the structure will be exposed to all kinds of weather. Apply a few coats of paint over the components, to enhance their appearance and to protect them from bad weather.
Waist High Raised Garden Bed – Free DIY Plans
- 1 – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 30″ long, 4 pieces – 18″ long, 2 pieces – 3 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 13 1/2″ long LEGS
- 2 – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 23 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 28 3/4″ long STRETCHER
- 3 – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 23 1/4″ long, 6 pieces – 26 3/4″ long TOP SUPPORTS
- 4 – 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 21 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 72″ long GARDEN BED
- 5 – 3 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 70 1/2″ long BOTTOM
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 6′
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- wood glue, stain/paint (for base)
- One day
I recommend you to check if the components are locked into place properly and structure is rigid enough for your garden. Make sure there are no protruding screws or sharp edges. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with sandpaper. Fill the planter with soil and then plant the vegetables. Drill a few holes through the bottom, for drainage.
PRO TIP: Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect them from decay. Check out the rest of the project to learn more about building garden projects.