Earlier this spring I installed a new 4' x' 8' x 11" raised bed. I used two courses of 2" x 6" x 8' smooth finish red cedar lumber. I cut lap joints in the corners, which is a strong joint for this…"
Photo shows new, 4' W x 8' L x 11.5" D raised bed made of two courses of 2" x 6" red cedar boards. A well-established (20+ years) 6' W x 12' L x 11.5" D bed appears in the background. New bed does not yet have soil, and is shown with removable…
"Stacey: Thanks for the info and for the pointer to a source for materials. Your reason for building up to 16" makes sense. I have a raised bed that I have worked for 20+ years, and I had the luxury of time to convert high-clay content soil into…"