$10 Cedar Raised Garden Beds – Eco Snippets

$10 Cedar Raised Garden Beds


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“Cedar raised beds make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient.  But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, I figured out how to create raised cedar beds – deep ones – for about $10 each.

A while back while shopping at the Blue Store – AKA Lowes – shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar. And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. Cedar. $1.59 each.

$1.59 Each for a 1×6, 6′ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8″ thick instead of 6/8″ (or 3/4″), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8″ of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets…”

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I just used the same fencing for a rustic bedroom wall. Cut off the end and painted them white and have a cabin-y room.

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I lined the walls with plastic sheeting (recycled) lapping this down & under the ground to hold in most of the moisture. This also allows the planks to dry out most of the time, reducing rotting.

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