Thing we made today: raised vegetable bed frame.

June 15, 2014

Four pieces of 3.3 metre decking from the scrap yard for $10 each. Each made one end and a side. It was nice as the top and bottom were rolled and so not sharp. We used some Dexion that we had down the back shed for legs cut into 4 lengths. Felt virtuous using recycled materials. Ian got to use his nibbler attachment that we bought a while back to cut the decking.

Planned to make 2. Got one done. And it’s bigger than I had in my head. It still needs washing down and the bolts painted to rust proof them a bit better. The Dexion sticks out at the top so I can potentially use it for netting or reticulation and at the bottom so we can drive it into the ground.

I will put cardboard underneath to mulch out the lawn then fill it lasagne style. It may need repositioning yet. I will see how the sun strikes it for a bit before we fill it in case it needs to be shifted.

Design process

Measure and cut

Pieces to assemble

Final frame in place?


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