DIY: 3-Tier Raised Garden Bed Under $100.00!

DIY: 3-Tier Raised Garden Bed Under $100.00!

Do you want to build your own 3-tier raised garden bed for under $100.00? In this video, I’ll explain how to do just that! My wife searched Pinterest and before you know it, I had to build her similar planters. I’ll explain everything on how YOU can build the same set up.

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Materials Needed:

– (6) 2x8x10 – https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-8-in-x-10-ft-2-and-Better-Prime-Douglas-Fir-Board-604364/206182008

– (1lb) T25 3″ Deckmate Screws: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Deck-Mate-9-x-3-in-Star-Flat-Head-Wood-Deck-Screws-1-lb-Pack-3DMR1/305418735

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Optional Materials Needed [ If doing the 2×4 Cap Railing + Plywood Bottom in Middle and Top Box]:

– (5) 2x4x8 [For the 45° Cap]- https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-4-in-x-8-ft-Premium-Standard-and-Better-Douglas-Fir-Lumber-441317/202094172

– (2) 1x2x8 [Ref. 9:02] – https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-in-x-2-in-x-8-ft-Premium-Kiln-Dried-Square-Edge-Whitewood-Common-Board-914584/100037592

– (1) 4x8x1/2 Plywood [Ref. 9:59] – https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sheathing-Plywood-Common-15-32-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Actual-0-438-in-x-48-in-x-96-in-20159/206827282

– (1lb) T20 2″ Deckmate Screws: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Deck-Mate-8-x-2-in-Star-Flat-Head-Wood-Deck-Screws-1-lb-Pack-2DMR1/305418740

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Cut List:

Box #1 –
(2) 2×8 @ 96″
(3) 2×8 @ 24″

Box #2 –
(2) 2×8 @ 48″
(3) 2×8 @ 24″
— If you’re doing plywood bottoms, cut these below as well. —
(2) 1×2 @ 23-1/2″ [These are used like I did at 9:02]
(2) 1×2 @ 20″ [These are used like I did at 9:02]
(1) 22-1/4″ x 23-3/4″ Plywood Base [Reference 9:59]

Box #3 –
(4) 2×8 @ 24″
— If you’re doing plywood bottoms, cut these below as well. —
(2) 1×2 @ 23-1/2″ [These are used like I did at 9:02]
(2) 1×2 @ 19-1/4″ [These are used like I did at 9:02]
(1) 20-3/4″x23-3/4″ Plywood Base [Reference [9:59]

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Optional 2×4″ Cap [Seen at 13:05]
(#’s given are measured on longest point of 45°)
[The dimensions below will give you a 1″ overhang around the whole planter]

Box #1 – [Bottom]
(2) 2×4 @ 49″ long point of a 45° [Square on one end, 45° on the other]
(1) 2×4 @ 29″ long point to long point of a 45°

Box #2 – [Middle]
(2) 2×4 @ 25″ long point of a 45° [Square on one end, 45° on the other]
(1) 2×4 @ 29″ long point to long point of a 45°

Box #3 – [Top]
(2) 2×4 @ 29″ long point to long point of a 45°
(2) 2×4 @ 26″ long point to long point of a 45°

Pre-assemble these first, drop them in place, evenly space them 1″ from the outside of planter box and screw them down into the 2×8 of the planter.

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Did you use this DIY guide to build your own DIY 3-Tier Planter Box? E-mail me photos, I’d LOVE to see them!

E-mail: MattBangsWoodManagement@gmail.com

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Tools used:

Skilsaw 54V: https://amzn.to/2xjEPnn

Makita 18V Drill: https://amzn.to/2WoltpN

Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/2WolBWj

Speed Square: https://amzn.to/2zAqF1M

44 Comments

  1. Loren Rickey on August 14, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    What a great project to keep the family safe and happy at home. Beats watching tv! Play house next?

  2. Richard R. P on August 14, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks Matt. The plans worked great. Spent about $200 since lumber prices have skyrocketed as of late.

  3. Cameron Overfield on August 14, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Cute kid Matt

  4. Shannan Schisler on August 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    My husband used these plans from Stodoys and he is very pleased.

  5. MrTexasDan on August 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Matt, great project!
    If folks want something that lasts longer, especially in climates that promote wood rot, you might try western red cedar or redwood. The box bottoms can be made from 1x or 5/4 cedar (commonly available as decking material).

  6. Cloi on August 14, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Great video!! Thank you for sharing your idea and talent!!

  7. denty32 on August 14, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Very nice Matt, something that I have been looking to build

  8. RENEGADE ART STUDIO LLC Richard Burton on August 14, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Your daughter is adorable many blessings to you and your family🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  9. Tashtan Tashi on August 14, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    6:30, typical apprentice, not used to piercing sounds of power tools. 😅 Reminds of myself

  10. Matt Panella on August 14, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Did you use this video to build your own 3-tier raised garden bed? If so, send me a photo! I’d love to see it : MattBangsWoodManagement@gmail.com

    ALL Tools, Materials & Full Cut Lists are listed in the description! Write them down or print it out, watch the video from start to finish and you can build your own.

    This is a perfect set up for kids, they can climb around on it or lean over the sides and they don’t have to worry about splinters.

  11. GrandpaEwan Builds on August 14, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    If I showed this video to my wife I would for sure be told to make Her some.
    Love the tool choise. I’ve used Makita for years and even repaired them as a side job at Makita Denmark.

  12. Peter Smith on August 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Good instructional video. Full list of parts. This is how to get your information over. Well done.

  13. RENEGADE ART STUDIO LLC Richard Burton on August 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I like how you gave instructions on how to cut the wood is very call of duty of you thank you very much👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽😎

  14. Joe Osuna on August 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    What type of wood are you using. , pressure treated , redwood ??

  15. Gordy Salin on August 14, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Love the diy projects! Keep them coming👍🏻

  16. Thor Eric on August 14, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    nice job man …. the editing is getting next level …. what an experience this is … you get to film working as a builder and getting a phd in video editing

  17. Geert Wouters on August 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Nice home project and great interaction with your little kiddo. Good luck with harvesting but drill some holes in the plywood to drain excess water.. Stay safe and healthy !

  18. Nicholas Huss on August 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Love the craftsmanship with this project but Isn’t doug fir prone to rot being outside especially the ply wood? Awesome job.

  19. Roberts Pianos Houston on August 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing

  20. Gilberto Canete on August 14, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Like the video! Super quick question, does the water pool inside the boxes? Do you suggest putting tiny holes anywhere in the boxes?

  21. freshlygratedginger on August 14, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Great video tutorial, Matt! I may have missed it in the credits, but what was your soundtrack? I dig, great application 🤙

  22. RENEGADE ART STUDIO LLC Richard Burton on August 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    You’re awesome👊🏽😎

  23. Tom Roe on August 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Love it

  24. Mike Harris on August 14, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Good idea.. My wife has been bugging me to build a small garden to plant vegetables. I was just going to do a simple 3×6 with 2×8, but I really like this three tier idea. This is what I’ll be doing this weekend… Pic’s will be emailed once complete!

  25. Raider Nation on August 14, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Do you like the Makita better over Milwaukee’s

  26. tuxster123 on August 14, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Top top job and tutorial 👍👍👍

  27. MattBangsWood on August 14, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Now that’s nice!

  28. jesse beltran on August 14, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Drill some holes in the Plywood to Drain some water

  29. Tactical sarcasm on August 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    No holes for water drainage? Legit question not sarcasm

  30. Steven Yeo on August 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Super cheap, super easy, super fast, wicked good idea! 🤘

  31. Zeb on August 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    First thing I thought when you mentioned putting ply in the bottom was that’s going to rot very quickly if you don’t put a liner in – and you didn’t.

    Awesome design though, I’ve been making planters from broken pallets from work except they’re placed vertically for the walls with a rail around the top.

  32. Linn Soltwedel on August 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    What a cute little one you got! 😀

  33. Matthew Gutierrez on August 14, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Great video man and stay safe out there…

  34. Kriss Trent on August 14, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Beautiful Fam. Love the box.
    Once the plywood bottom rots (it’ll take a little while) you’ll have to fill those holes with something. Look into hugleculture methods. Lots of fun videos on YouTube. You can layer a bed with twigs and branches, yard debris, lumber scrap, etc, with soils and fertilizer on top, and somehow all of the debris underneath aids in the growth of the plants on top. It’s pretty cool.

  35. John Needham on August 14, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Yooooo, that was a dope build bro 👌, this is my next project.

  36. Andrew Powell on August 14, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    If you want to grow root vegetables you might not want to put the piece of plywood in whichever layer you pick

  37. MALIA WHITE on August 14, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I love how easy you made that, only I afraid of those angled corners.

  38. Richard Beck on August 14, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    As Larry David would say….Pretty pretty good

  39. Просто о стройке. Макс Каркасгид on August 14, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    this is truly soulful content, Matt!

  40. Elvis Briseno on August 14, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Ima make some for my girl too😂🙌🏽 thank you for the idea

  41. Linn Soltwedel on August 14, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I love it! I think ill do it!
    Could you also give us a house tour of your house if you own it? Show some of your work if it is any of it in the house? Or future plans or something? 🙂

  42. Tan Thai on August 14, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Brilliant ideal thanks a lots Matt

  43. Todd Sheffield on August 14, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Gave me some good ideas, thank you Matt. As a Dad, husband and a grandfather, you have a beautiful family my friend.

  44. Thor Eric on August 14, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    edit: is in the shade and wears sunglasses. XD

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