How To Build A 50$ Raised Planter Bed In 9 Easy Steps

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If you are going to be spending a lot of time in your garden this year planting vegetables and more, then we have a great project here to help you start planting right way. An easy DIY project called a Raised Planter Bed that will fit in just about any sized yard. The wood cost $50 dollars at our local home improvement store and this gardening project did not take long at all only about 3 hours.

Make sure to measure your garden area or area you will be placing the planter bed and write down the measurements so you know what size and quantity of wood you will need to purchase. We have not included the exact measurements of our DIY Planter bed as everyone’s gardening area is different. This step by step is meant to give you ideas and inspire you. Also, you can use any type of wood that suits you or is cheaper, just make sure to use a wood stain and finish on the wood to protect and seal the wood when you are finished building it. See below for the step by step photos.


Step 1 – All of our wood pieces cut. Now time to start assembling our Raised Planter Bed.


Step 2 – First screws are in. This will be one of the end pieces of our planter.


Step 3 – More end pieces being put together.


Step 4 – Both end pieces ready for the sides to be attached.


Step 5 – Sides are being screwed together.


Step 6 – Sides are screwed together on our diy planter bed.


Step 7 – Fully assembled and placed upside down waiting for the holes to be dug for the posts to fit into.


Step 8 – Added some black liner to the bottom of the planter for weed control.


Step 9 – Finished planter and filled with gardening dirt – Ready to plant our Garden!!


Update: Here is another Large Raised Garden Planter we made with our Garden growing in it!


Update: Here is another Mini Raised Garden Planter we created with our little garden growing.


Another very simple smaller raised garden planter for a medium sized garden area.
We used pressure treated 2×6’s for the sides and 4×4’s for the corners with some treated deck screws.
The 4×4’s hang a few inches below the sides to keep the boxes from moving.
We got all of the lumber for our small garden planters from Home Depot and it cost around $30.


Square foot gardening raised planter with a wooden chicken wire fence.


Huge Garden Planter Box made of Redwood and 8′ feet long by 3′ feet wide.


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