How To Build A Simple Sturdy and Inexpensive Raised Bed Garden Box

How To Build A Simple Sturdy and Inexpensive Raised Bed Garden Box

This is the simplest, sturdiest, and cheapest raised bed garden box you can make using off the shelf lumber. For this project you will need-
6 8′ 2X6’s
2 treated 8′ 2X4’s
Small box of 2.5″ T25 deck screws
Some kind of saw and a drill or impact driver to put the screws in.

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50 Comments

  1. Magicman4200 on August 8, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    How did you get 8 27in pieces from 192in?

  2. K on August 8, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Very nice! We don’t have the tools for this or the money to buy larger boards so we used those cheapy, pre-cut 6 foot fence panels ($2.22 each). They are only 6" wide so our beds are shallow but hey, we do what we can! When those fall apart (which, fingers crossed, will happen one at a time and years in the future) we will have to upgrade to a better design and materials like what you built here. Hopefully by then we will have better tools too.

  3. David Schaum on August 8, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I never found the link to the soil preparation video???

  4. Dan Brown Jr on August 8, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Treated wood no longer contains the toxins and VOCs

  5. C lopez on August 8, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    I followed your instructions and made mine. Came out good 👍👍👍👍

  6. Lyle Smith on August 8, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Great how to video. Now what’s the status of your sunflower field or plot? Ever get it tilled and planted?

  7. MoniRep on August 8, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    👍❤️

  8. andrew sarles on August 8, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    A 2 x 12 is 11 and 1/4 inch and 2 x 6 is 5 and 1/2 nominal!

  9. Te Ch on August 8, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Nice!

  10. Edward BLoom on August 8, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Perfect raised bed for the kitchen garden. Take care, Marc and Paulette

  11. Green Snapper on August 8, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Love raised beds !! Best way of garden !!!

  12. ewetoob blowes on August 8, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I like the middle support along with the 4 corners. That’s also how I did mine as I found that just seems to add some longevity. However, my raised beds have never needed the corner pieces to go into the ground. By the time you fill them with soil they aren’t going anywhere. Using regular wood also seems to work well so thanks for that! Nice video.

  13. Granddad For DADGAD Guitar Michael Lee Farley on August 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Great job, just what I hoped to see; thank you 😊

  14. StreeterBoyzOutdoors on August 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    What are the best things to grow in those.

  15. Melinda Kantner on August 8, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Great job! Thank you for posting the video.

  16. Vicki Davenport on August 8, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I want to make one very badly! I think I can do this. I have a hard time with the sizes trying to know. Could you just say how many of which size in writing. This would help. I know people will say just watch.. I did. It just helps to have written for me. Thank you!

  17. Timothy Duzenski on August 8, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Quick design. The lumber will be rotten in two seasons.

  18. That Gardener on August 8, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Nice video learned how to make bed – was quite scared on how to do it.

  19. Robert Forshey on August 8, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Go Army! Simple design and simple instructions. Thank you very much!

  20. vator exca05 on August 8, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Now, how do you keep animals out

  21. patdthomas on August 8, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I’ve watched quite a few "how to build a raised bed" videos and every single one of them were flawed in one way or another. This is the first one that eliminated all those flaws.

  22. tannenbaum on August 8, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Mine are exactly like that except 22" H x 48"W x 96"L using 2×8’s and 2×6’s ….built them 5 years ago, indestructible!

  23. A Smith on August 8, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    100% Inspired! Thank you for this, fantastic guide thank you.

  24. Jimmy Jolly on August 8, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    If you would cut your end pcs of 2 x6s 2ft long instead 27inches long and sit them inside your long 2x6s you would still have 2 ft wide and not waste wood

  25. D Reyes on August 8, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Really nice! How much you spend on that raised bed?

  26. Bradley Mitchell Nub Jones on August 8, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    I may be wrong, but pressure treated wood is not good to have near consumables.

  27. Peter A. Mahon on August 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Glad to be like number 1000 😀

  28. asahb on August 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I love your videos. I’m taking up gardening and you’ve taught me so much

  29. Jacob Rathbone on August 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you so much. this video is very informative and it seems easy to make.

  30. LucLeFou on August 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    could I do this but 4′ wide instead?

  31. Chupp on August 8, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    I didn’t wanna spend the money on cedar or the more expensive wood being on quarantine, so im in the middle of making 6- 4×8 beds from pine 2×10 doublestacked like your 2x6s. .. i burned them with a flame thrower so well see how long they last..im expecting 5+ years 10 would be nice ..

  32. Granddad For DADGAD Guitar Michael Lee Farley on August 8, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    NY new best friend 🙂 "In an abundance of counsel there is wisdom"

  33. Marilyn Godfrey on August 8, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    When you get old, like us, you will want to build your raised beds deeper…like two feet deep, or a bit more.

  34. Pete DC on August 8, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Well now I bought the LED bulb, ran wireless WiFi in my garage now I’m building a raised bed!

  35. Eric Sumnicht on August 8, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Wow Dad you actually give measurements and explain stuff. Nice for projects in real life. But how can you sell t shirts for $14.99 when other YouTubers sell for $25-35.00? Thanks for another great video.

  36. Canon Lover on August 8, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Wonderful video. Thanks

  37. MrRussian187 on August 8, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    what is the point of raised bed when you got great soil that you can just dig in….

  38. mchammen on August 8, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Well done. Thank you!

  39. GVG on August 8, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I don’t see anything about this in other comments – but this is my very first project. And I’m confused. Please comment & help me. Is your supply list for one box or two? I’m making one box. So I need four 2 x 6 pieces for the sides. By my calculation if I cut up a fifth 8 ft long piece for the ends, at 2 ft 3 inches each piece, I won’t have enough wood. If I cut 4 pieces 2 ft long, and place them inside the box instead of outside I will have enough. That works, correct?

  40. Ramona Mattioni on August 8, 2021 at 10:32 pm

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  41. James Oxford on August 8, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Made a garden bed yesterday following this design. It’s not perfect and I feel like I spent too much on the lumber but I’m excited about it. I’ve never gardened before so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens. Gonna pick up manure compost and sand on Monday.

  42. Elizabeth M on August 8, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Building a 6X2 raised garden bed, do I need that support in the middle? It’s not a big bed so not sure 🤔

  43. Jessica delaat on August 8, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Really appreciate this video. Thank u!

  44. Kyle Gershman on August 8, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Would there be any point to seal the end grain on the legs or any other part to slow any deterioration?

  45. Asia Burnett on August 8, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Just finished my garden bed using this video as a guide. Thanks!!!

  46. Bettina H. on August 8, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Well now that was nice and easy and efficient! I am going to do this! Thanks!

  47. Ron Christensen on August 8, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks for the video. Why did you switch from pallet wood to 2x’s? Why did you go with shorter beds in both directions than some of your previous beds? Was it because of lumber size or ease of working in the garden?

  48. N N on August 8, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Is there any reason for each vertical foot not flush with top plate? For me that makes easy installation? Is there any reason for .5” down from top line??

  49. Jazzy Kathy on August 8, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I wish I had seen this earlier this week. It would have saved me SO much hassle.

  50. SkinsGeneration on August 8, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Did you speed up the whole video or are you talking really really really fast? It’s really trippy and kind of annoying please don’t speed up the parts in which you talk 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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