DIY: Raised Bed Patio Planter

DIY: Raised Bed Patio Planter

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  1. UCLA Shinu on July 10, 2021 at 2:02 am

    What she says in the video when is cutting the wood does not correspond to the length of the wood (2”x3”) when she is assembling it. I wish this was more accurate because I’ve already cut the wood and it’s too short.

  2. Luigi DiMeglio on July 10, 2021 at 2:03 am

    This is a great video! I want to get the materials tomorrow to start building this but a question about replacing the 1×6 with 2×4 for the bottom. If you change them to 2×4 wouldn’t that change the depth of the bottom which would lead to the sides being too long? Should I get 2×6 for the bottom or what should the sides be cut to? Thanks!

  3. Durrell Harper on July 10, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Many thanks for sharing this, I can tell you are brilliant by how amazingly put together this video is. Can’t thank you enough.

  4. Francisco Rodriguez on July 10, 2021 at 2:05 am

    So my wife and my self saw this video and we like it we wanted to do something like this but we made some changes we aint pros lol but we try our best

  5. Scott Mc Canles on July 10, 2021 at 2:06 am

    What are the actual dimensions of this planter ?

  6. digitalchef91 on July 10, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Where did you get the greenhouse plastic from?

  7. ethan reynolds on July 10, 2021 at 2:08 am

    So few build videos go into the depth you did with saying where you make the cuts in your boards.
    I greatly appreciate it

  8. Pierluigi Colotto on July 10, 2021 at 2:10 am

    I did the same with Woodglut 🙂

  9. LST NEWS on July 10, 2021 at 2:11 am

    cheaper to use pallets and break them up

  10. Little_dRummer_Boy on July 10, 2021 at 2:11 am

    How does the front part of each tier not bow out once you the dirt is in place? I don’t see anything reinforcing them in middle part.

  11. zooby11isbambam on July 10, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Dude, fix your video, I just had to buy an extra 2×3 because of your gimpy ass instructions.

  12. optimistic c on July 10, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Great instructor! Thanks

  13. Michael Barker on July 10, 2021 at 2:14 am

    At the end of this video you mentioned another video in which you would be talking about what vegetables you are planting in this raised bed but I can’t seem to find it. Can you help?

  14. Erik Dillion Street on July 10, 2021 at 2:15 am

    I am wanting to make the garden bed, but longer. I want it to be 8ft. long instead of 5ft. Can I use regular lumber for this project, or do I have to use treated lumber? If I use regular lumber, should I put some sort of sealant over it too?

  15. cliff lester on July 10, 2021 at 2:18 am

    This is a terrible design, it will be rotted and the bottom will fall out in 2 years.

  16. Carol Robinson on July 10, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Thank you for sharing this video, everything worked out fine with the exception of your lumber cut notes. You said to cut 2"x3′ lumber to be cut as 3 @ 21 1/4" , 2 @ 10 1/4" and 2@ 20". However as you began to assembly the lumbers you said 17" for the 2 x 3 instead of 20". This messed up my cut and I had to re-cut.

  17. Romaine Athey on July 10, 2021 at 2:18 am

    I purchased some excellent plans from the Woodprix website.

  18. Liz's Urban Roost on July 10, 2021 at 2:18 am

    I am planning on making the back area of our yard into a food garden, all raised beds cause chickens are jerks and so are weeds. This is a super great idea I might try for creating another bed or two thank you! I have three raised beds started, I would like to add one or two more for sure.
    Its not a big space, so I want to get as much out of it as I can. If we had less trees on the other side of the fence (city property) we could do more on the other side, but I doubt they will come to cut more down when they aren’t really in the way, so that shaded end will be our fire pit and the other, sunny side will be the food garden. The main part of the yard,… I might end up turning half of it into a flower garden, I have always wanted to, but we never had enough sun or space, two of the four trees that need to go in our yard are gone now, so much more sun! Now we just need to get rid of our two dying pine trees and we will have an all new yard. Ripe for planting!

  19. Brett Mason on July 10, 2021 at 2:19 am

    I was so excited to build this. But to be honest, it was very frustrating. You need to do a better job editing your videos. Many of your measurements are off. For example, in the beginning, you mention 20” cuts, and when you go to assemble, you say it’s a 22” board. You don’t day anything about 17” cuts in the beginning, but when you dive instructions on putting it together, you tell people to use the 17” boards. Thankfully, I was able to improvise and make it work, or I would’ve been out more money, buying more lumber because your script doesn’t match.

  20. itistj1 on July 10, 2021 at 2:19 am

    You inspire me to no end. When I saw that you were building the garden bed I thought to myself, well if she can do it I can do it, and guess what,I did it. Thank you for your video. You are a joy to watch. I told my mom about you and your show and I wish she could watch you but she doesn’t know how to get onto YouTube.☹️but I told her what she would say about you that she’s (you) so cute. Your awesome!!!!

  21. Alan Bella on July 10, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Hi there! What kind of wood did you use in this video and where did you buy it? Is Kiln dried Douglas fir a good choice?

  22. Kumu on July 10, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Laura…..eye protection? 😊🙏

  23. Beth Ticknor on July 10, 2021 at 2:21 am

    What type of wood do you use? Thanks so much!

  24. Andrew Feakes on July 10, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Hey! I don’t know if you’ll see this since its an old video but do you think that sealing the beds with a polyurethane would be ok instead of the plastic? Also this is the most beautiful raised bed I’ve ever seen!

  25. jame.s p on July 10, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Hi! I have a question- is there a base in the raised shelf? Or does it fill with soil from the bottom to the top?

  26. Jay Jones on July 10, 2021 at 2:30 am

    what was your round about cost of materals

  27. Chris Mullins on July 10, 2021 at 2:31 am

    "I make a total wreck out of myself" Not a single spot of dirt on pants or shirt and perfect hair.

  28. JoJo-Baggins on July 10, 2021 at 2:31 am

    thank you

  29. Kenji Katayama on July 10, 2021 at 2:33 am

    Hi there,
    My first thought, was that I would make the bottom tier a (1) kneeling/(2) storage (3) bench. (1) to work on top tier without having to stand. Second thought, to store gardening tools and accessories. And third, to sit with your handiwork as a backdrop and relax when all’s said and done.

  30. Betty Kiley on July 10, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Love this planter

  31. Jenny c on July 10, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Wonderful video thank you. I do wish you would wear some safety gear. At least for the videos so people, especially beginners will take the precautions to avoid injury. I’m the beginner lol.

  32. Sriram Ramkrishna on July 10, 2021 at 2:37 am

    I would very much make sure you have c-clamps for this so that it makes easy to make the pilot holes. I’ll probably do another one but hopefully less something that looks better put together than what I did. I had made some mistakes along the way, but still great project for a beginner I think!

  33. Bayode Fashemi on July 10, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Just finished two of these. Adjusted the measurements a bit for using thicker boards and Craig joints

  34. LamneYokaMou on July 10, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Your husband did a great job preparing the pieces for you to assemble.

  35. one world on July 10, 2021 at 2:39 am

    She also mentioned the tools!! Never found that in any of these videos. Thank you.

  36. Shannan Schisler on July 10, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Hi fellows. I think you need to take some time and take a fast tour on Woodglut website.

  37. Joe Jamata on July 10, 2021 at 2:40 am

    I did something like this a month ago with plans from Woodglut.

  38. Kimberly Alison on July 10, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Very nice! Nice to see another woman working to make these kinds of things. I’m going to give this a try on a smaller scale. thank you!!!

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  40. A. Ye on July 10, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Do you need to put gravel at the bottom for drainage?

  41. Garut Remuck on July 10, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Top kerennn👍👍👍👍👍

  42. Shasta Kennon on July 10, 2021 at 2:49 am

    woodprix is good solution for every woodworker.

  43. Chewning Witmer on July 10, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Nice, nice, very nice. However, you can make it better. Just google Woodglut and learn how to do it easily.

  44. Mary Grace Alonsabe on July 10, 2021 at 2:51 am

    What type of wood did you use?

  45. Elizabeth Fay on July 10, 2021 at 2:52 am

    I haven’t seen a pdf for this yet, so I took the time to take notes. I am the type of person that likes a print-out when I do a project, so I can check and triple check everything. I tried to be as faithful as possible, but I did make some notes for clarity, safety, and or improvements. Happy building!

    Tools and Supplies:
    Chop saw, safety glasses, and ear protection
    Drill, drill bit (pilot holes), and spade bit (drainage holes)
    Tape Measure
    Speed square (my recommendation!)
    Staple Gun
    sand paper (again my recommendation)
    1-1/2" screws (galvanized)
    (4) wood feet or casters and top plates
    stain, brush, painter’s tarp, and gloves (unless you are a neat person…)
    knife or scissors (to cut the liner)
    potting soil
    work clothes, shoes, and means to secure hair (safety! Don’t have anything loose or dangly (hair, shirt, wallet chain) that can get caught in the saw or drill. Open toed shoes is asking for trouble. If in doubt, check a basic carpentry safety guide.)

    Buy List, Lumber:
    (4) 1"x6"x8′
    (8) 1"x6"x6′
    (2) 2"x3"x8′

    Cut List, Lumber:
    (8) 1"x6"x5′
    (4) 1"x6"x22-3/4"
    (4) 1"x6"x11-3/8"
    (4) 1"x6"x5′ 1-1/2"
    (3) 2"x3"x21-3/4"
    (2) 2"x3"x10-1/4"
    (2) 2"x3"x22"
    (2) 2"x3"x17"

    Note that lumber is sold in nominal dimensions, which aren’t the true dimensions. A 1×6 board is really a 3/4"x5-1/2" board, and a 2×3 is really a 1-1/2"x2-1/2" board. Take this into account when designing or modifying these plans!

    Step One:
    Cut the boards to the specified dimensions.

    Step Two:
    Set (2) of the 2x3x21-3/4 boards 5′ apart with the 2" side facing down. Lay (4) 5′ boards across. Check that everything is square and flush with the top of the 2x3s, not that the boards will have an overhang at the bottom to accommodate the feet/casters. Drill the pilot holes, then screw to attach. Repeat with the third 2x3x21-3/4, centering it on the 5′ boards. The back section of the frame is complete.

    Step Three:
    Set (2) of the 2x3x22s about 3′ apart with the 3" side facing down. Lay down the other (4) 5′ boards across. Check that everything is square and flush, then drill the pilot holes and screw the boards together. On the short sides, measure 2-1/2" in and mark on both sides. There should be a 17" gap between the marks. Line up (1) 2x3x17 with the marks, drill the pilot hole and screw to attach. Repeat with the other 2x3x17 on the other side. The bottom section of the frame is complete.

    Step Four:
    Flip the bottom piece to attach the back piece. Line up the back piece to the bottom piece, making sure everything is square and flush. Where the 5′ board of the back meets the 2x3s, drill the pilot hole, then screw together. Flip the frame and drill the pilot hole and screw through the 5′ boards into the 2x3s. The bottom and back sections are now attached.

    Step Five:
    Line up (1) 1x6x22-3/4 board to the outside edge of the frame, parallel with the bottom’s 2x3s. Square and flush the board, then drill the pilot holes and screw the board into the frame’s 2x3s. Square and flush (1) 2x3x10-1/4 to the end of the 22-3/4 board, pilot drill and screw to attach. Attach the next 22-3/4 board as above, then the (2) 1x6x11-3/8 boards. These last (2) boards will be wobbly until secured to the front of the frame. Repeat on the opposite side to finish attaching the sides.

    Step Six:
    With the frame right-side up, begin attaching the 5’1-1/2" boards. Square and flush, then drill the pilot holes and screw to attach, using the 2x3s as the attaching point. The box is now complete, excepting the finishing touches.

    Step Seven:
    Flip the box, and attach the feet/casters to the bottom four corners per the accessories’s instructions. Flip the frame again to drill the drain holes. For her needs, she drilled (3) 1/2" holes evenly spaced along the centerline of the box. Stain or paint the box per the instructions on the stain/sealant/paint. Make sure to get all of the cut edges to seal, and to let it dry before moving on! Insert the liner, making sure to tuck it into the corners of the box. A loose fit is better than a tight fit! Staple the liner to the inside edges of the boxes, then trim to fit. Push the liner through the drain holes, then pierce to allow drainage. For extra security, the edges of the liner can be stapled to the outside of the box.

    Step Eight:
    Situate the box in it’s final destination, then add soil. Prepare the box per the needs of the plants, and enjoy your new planter box!

    At the end, Laura noted that she wished she used 2x4s for the bottom.

    My observations prior to building this myself: use wood that hasn’t been chemically treated to prevent food contamination, use fish pond liner to further prevent chemical contamination, a small square of mesh and gravel over each drainage hole would prevent soil from draining out, use sandpaper over the cut edges to prevent splinters and sharp edges, staining before building makes it easier to get all of the cut edges, and ideally use wood that is naturally resistant to water damage for a longer-lasting build. I am glad I decided to browse around youtube prior to designing my own planter box, Laura (?) did a great job! I’l modify for the dimensions my space needs, but otherwise I don’t anticipate anything but satisfaction from this project. Thank you for the video! Again, I haven’t done the math, but prior to buying and cutting, double check! Nominal is not the true dimensions!

  46. Shasta Kennon on July 10, 2021 at 2:55 am

    I made it myself. Just take a fast look for woodprix. if you’d like to make it too.

  47. Nhung Trinh on July 10, 2021 at 2:57 am

    I have question for raised bed. I want to know how to prevent water damage from the raised bed to the concrete floor (or any kind of floor). I live in a rental so it can be big problem for me when I build a raised bed and it damage the balcony floor. I love the look of raised bed in my place but I don’t know how to keep the licking water under the bed stains the floor. Please help me with this! Thank you!

  48. Getkonekted on July 10, 2021 at 2:58 am

    This is awesome!! What is the completed measurement of this box?

  49. Ed CG on July 10, 2021 at 2:59 am

    So I am casually late to the party as usual but COVID is real and we are trying our best o stay gainfully occupied.. That being said, GRREAT PROJECT! Home Depot curbside pick up is awesome and I start this tomorrow morning. I appreciate you sharing and keeping posted, my wife and mother will appreciate this as much as I will!

  50. Dwrly353 on July 10, 2021 at 3:00 am

    When making this raised bed Garden you gave the sizes of all the cuts of wood, but when you started assembling the cuts of wood were different than what you said to cut. You said to cut two 20 inch pieces and they were 22 inch pieces needed. Also you didn’t mention cutting 17 inch pieces and they were needed in assembly.

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