How to Build a MASSIVE Raised Garden Box – Free Plans!

How to Build a MASSIVE Raised Garden Box – Free Plans!

This huge raised garden box is approximatly 8 feet by 3 feet by 1 foot deep and stands off the ground 32 inches high. It is made from 5/4″ cedar decking boards and some 2×6 SPF lumber.

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50 Comments

  1. Michelle Kear on July 28, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    I like your video but I am a beginner and you got way too fast for me. I don’t know what you are doing exactly because I can’t slow you down lol. I’ve never used a pocket hole jig and haven’t found a video I like yet to show me.

  2. Jada Chandler on July 28, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I really appreciate you!

  3. Ryan Moyer on July 28, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Ghezzzz you could throw this box off a plane

  4. Dennis McGrath on July 28, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I build my raised flower beds with Green Wood. Then I water proof them. Good luck with the Termites

  5. Francois Montigny on July 28, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I don’t think they use black plastic, I think they are using weed barrier fabric, for drainage. I would put some rocks at the bottom for drainage. Otherwise I fear your plants will sit in stagnant water.

  6. John M on July 28, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    I have doubts about your drainage based on what I have seen with large planting pots. The soil gets wet and clumps. The holes get plugged and it gets soupy. I think a layer of gravel on the bottom with landscape fabric on top will get the water out better. Especially when there is a summer gully washer.

  7. Carl T on July 28, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Why when i click on the get free plans link it takes me to a page where i have to enter my email? And then it takes me to a link where i have to pay money ? Don’t advertise something free when it isnt.

  8. Todd Richardson on July 28, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I’m building one right now with some small variations (tool limits): no brad nails, 1 1/2” x 1” x 6’ pine along the bottom to support the cross boards (hopefully it’s still thick enough), and won’t trim the piece to the corner legs so one side of the leg will be wider than the other. Other than that this has been an excellent general guide to follow. Thanks!

  9. J R on July 28, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Jeez great job

  10. Reko Starr on July 28, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    your hands get awfully close to the table saw blade be careful man!

  11. Gary Feser on July 28, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    How many bags of dirt to fill???

  12. Sergio Galo on July 28, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    5:20 aaaahahahhahahaaa

  13. Robin! Nelson on July 28, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    I just finished making this myself, first real woodworking project.
    I do wish a little more time was spent on showing the dimensions of the boards and the final product as you were going along, but I respect that you wanted a snappy and quick video. Most of the information I needed was here and in the plans, though as a first project I had to learn a lot on my own (like how 1×6 boards are actually 0.75×5.5, as with the others). But it was fun that way: I only had one sawhorse and lots of clamps instead of the very nice looking table you have, definitely can see how an investment in that would save a whole lot of time on future projects.

    Thanks for the video, it’s allowed me to confidently make an actual garden for my apartment’s patio, I’m very happy with how mine turned out 🙂

  14. DaEverything1 on July 28, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    would you recommend using fence boards for the sides?

  15. Daniel Abt on July 28, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    What size pocket hole screws are used for this project?

  16. tracylbro on July 28, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Can you tell me about the soil you used?

  17. Tim Campbell on July 28, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Using glue for a planter makes no sense. Especially if your planter is for crops. Glues are toxic chemicals and should require no further explanation.

  18. Linda Rand on July 28, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Can you make me one??

  19. Boat Smith on July 28, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    That’s definitely the wrong plastic my friend. You want to go with a landscaping mesh not something that’s going to hold in all the mold and moisture. All good

  20. alan carter on July 28, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    How much $ in all/For the whole project???

  21. crazy squirrel on July 28, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Nice but don’t have $2,000 to build one.

  22. Tammy Leitte on July 28, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    This looks way heavy but beautiful!

  23. Orian Grant on July 28, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Glue!?

  24. Pierre van Wyk on July 28, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Gosh Americans and Canadian men all suffer from vocal fry. Horrid.

  25. Todd Soden on July 28, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Question…i want to build something similar this spring…is there a risk of wood split when using the pocket holes on the side board edges?

  26. Diletha Kemp on July 28, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Gorgeous! Looks like the kiddos had something else in mind for this "garden box". LOL

  27. murdog04 on July 28, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    This is a super nice build. I would love to know how the 1.25 inch pine that is holding the bottom slats held up under the weight of the dirt. Are you still using the raised bed now? How well is it holding up? I love this design, so I would love to build it. Thank you for sharing. It’s awesome!

  28. Dee Word on July 28, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    @DIYBUILDS Quick question. First off, this is was awesome video and I think its along the lines of what I want to build. However I want to make a modification but I am a Newbie Amateur to building anything but excited to start learning. The dimensions of this box is perfect in terms of width and height. However I would like to increase the depth of the box to 18" to 20" inches. I am going to build a SIP (self irrigating planter that will need at least 6 to 8 inches for the water reservoir that will sit beneath the soil. So your plants state that this box you built is 1 ft deep. I have wanted to give it another 8" of depth, would I just add on more level of side boards? So instead of 3 side boards there would be 4? Would I have to account for that with any other adjustments?

  29. markarita3 on July 28, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    "A whole whack" lol…Love it!

  30. Abdulellah Alabsi on July 28, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    So many screws used 🤣

  31. Tory Sutherland on July 28, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Ganna make this this winter so going into spring I can make an elevated garden to deter my cats. Probably build a screen area on top with the front foldable to keep them out.

  32. babotaechi on July 28, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Question: you used a nail gun on certain sections. Is it necessary to also add screws to those same section?

  33. DaEverything1 on July 28, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    for the vapor barrier, the staples you use should they be stainless steel or just regular ones or does it not matter?

  34. Laura Haney on July 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Love this where can i get your plans?

  35. Graham Van Arkadie on July 28, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Hey champion, quick question, are the legs pine or cedar ?

  36. AbnrmL on July 28, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    cant find the plans for this on your website

  37. Cam on July 28, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Easy and fun build. There wasn’t a cedar plank in sight in our town, so we built ours out of pine decking and treated it with Thompson’s. It worked great.

  38. Melinda H on July 28, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Hi, thanks for this great video. Can I add large wheels to it to roll it around the lawn & concrete? I have to chase the sunshine 😓 And how about folding wire cage on a long edge and top to deter animals? Thanks so much!

  39. Sunshine on July 28, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I like the style of raised garden box you built. What is the height of it, 4 feet?

  40. Larry Wheaton on July 28, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Why screw the boards together with pocket holes, wouldn’t a little air flow be a good thing?

  41. D Knox on July 28, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    NICE!

  42. JOSE LUIS Tobon on July 28, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    excelente idea, muchas gracias por compartir, saludos

  43. Quentin Sherratt on July 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Good stuff. Did the beers make it through the weekend ?🎯💯

  44. michelle zicarelli on July 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    How do I get the plans?

  45. Lunita on July 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    putting plastic on the bottom does not allow for lettiing access water away from the plants. It seems to me that every time you water your plants, the water will build up having no way to escape.

  46. Dee Word on July 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    BTW…new subscriber. Love your work.

  47. john morales on July 28, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    What length Kreg screws did you use?

  48. hwa kyung seo on July 28, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you 😊

  49. Alan on July 28, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Is this the voice from the introduction to the A Team

  50. NancyAnn Gambino on July 28, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Glue? Eww

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