“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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