Enclosed Raised Beds

Enclosed Raised Beds

Now that we are in Texas, it’s time to get that farmhouse, rustic feel into a project! These enclosed, raised beds will make gardening really enjoyable. Trying out some Hugelkultur!

100,000 subscribers. Wow. This project really is a love letter to the beginnings of this channel and hopefully captures the spirit of how I document projects. The very first video I made was the creation of a woodshed for firewood storage; it filled a need that I had at my new house. Two years later, I moved across the country and here I am, documenting the projects and sharing with 100,000 of you. My projects range from musical instruments to shop projects to unique mechanisms, so there’s quite a wide range of topics, but somehow you all have the same appreciation for the craft of making things that I do. I can’t thank you all enough for your support. I sincerely appreciate it. As I pass this huge milestone, I still have no shortage of ideas for projects, so I will continue to document and share with you all. No filler videos (which means irregular updates) but that just means that you’ll get quality projects that are worth your time to enjoy.

Some notes on the build:
Pressure treated with a raised bed? Yeah, there’s all kinds of debate on that. I did my due diligence to cover as much of it as possible so that the soil won’t be touching it. But most studies have shown that modern pressure treated lumber doesn’t leech anything in quantity into the soil, and what it does isn’t bad. That said, do as I say, not as I do. Use cedar if you’re really concerned.

Hugelkultur?! No, that’s not a Schrute family tradition, though it might be used in beet farming. Basically it’s a method of making raised beds that uses a fallen tree and mounding soil over it. I took the idea here to try it in the raised beds themselves. There are benefits to hugelkultur. It takes up plenty of space so that you don’t have to fill it up with all the way with dirt. The wood, sticks and twigs retain moisture so that helps the soil from drying out. And as it all decays, it adds nutrients back into the soil. We’ll see how that works out over the years!

More to come. Thanks for everything!

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50 Comments

  1. King_Gansgter Blom on January 12, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    *As an amateur with woodworker, I typically feel overpowered with the entire arrangement. Be that as it may, this arrangements drove me through with much clarity and effortlessness **woodplans.works** I now work like a genius. That is great!*

  2. Sonu Sehgal on January 12, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome

  3. Ray on January 12, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Is there any self-sealing paint/similar that is friendly to the soil & the plants I could use for the interior of the raised bed and avoid the lining?

  4. HaMoDe 98 on January 12, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    صارلي ساعه انتظر حسبالي راح تسوي قفص مال طيور. بالاخير شتلت زرع عليمن غير هو انت بالغابه بنص الزرع لا انوب حطله سيم حتى ميشرد😂🙄

  5. Mr Smith on January 12, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Why not use metal on both sides instead of plywood?

  6. gabe westbrook on January 12, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    No talking. No need! showed all that needed. good work!

  7. John Arneson on January 12, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Amazing build but what about drainage of the watering?

  8. History And A Hotdog on January 12, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Holy cow I need to know how much that cost that’s got to be 2500 bucks

  9. Ksenia on January 12, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    The only question – what is the aim to close green beds?

  10. KJV Only on January 12, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    ❤️

  11. Serenity projects on January 12, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Oh my gosh I just found your channel just looking for raised beds and gardening stuff, I think God that I did because I absolutely love what you do I love this great job I’m definitely a subscriber now. I’m going to start watching all of your other videos. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  12. Nita Babcock on January 12, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Way too much money involved in that. Not to mention the animals that will crawl over the top or just fly in.

  13. Melissa0774 on January 12, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    What size screws did you use for this project?

  14. Makt01 Makt01 on January 12, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Absolutely amazing

  15. Budge Singh on January 12, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Amazing, glad I see done an awesome job. Now I’m going to built just like how you do it but 420cm length. Can’t wait

  16. Todd Halliwell on January 12, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    This is awesome!!

  17. Sharon Delaney on January 12, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Great work! Let the growing begin!

  18. Bob Crumley on January 12, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Can you give dimensions???

  19. صانع اقفاص خشبية للطيور on January 12, 2022 at 5:27 pm
  20. Kathleen Ernst PurpleDragonKnight on January 12, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Could I get the measurements of that

  21. Very Good Boy on January 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    That’s nice dirt, who’s your dirt guy?

  22. Reymond Atienza on January 12, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    very nice!

  23. Itty Bitty on January 12, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    TEDIOUS

  24. Jag Trader on January 12, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    Beautiful work, what are the dimensions

  25. lee valayudan on January 12, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    I enjoyed this video

  26. kimberly bahrs on January 12, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Beautiful

  27. John Miller on January 12, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Must be nice to have time on your hands.

  28. Mary Yates on January 12, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    I just found this video. Is there a materials list and specs for this anywhere?

  29. Sydney G on January 12, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    It would be great to know the actual cost.

  30. T K on January 12, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Wire across the top and braced, and we’re good!

  31. L R on January 12, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    10:40 What’s the name of the wood working tool used to make sturdy corner connections?

  32. Cristal LaPrade on January 12, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Overlap your weed control fabric by about 6 inches. Use water permiable fabric. It would be better if you used layered cardboard.

  33. speakrighttogod on January 12, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    You…have…skills!!!!!!!!!!!! Inspiring to those who WANT to do what you did. At some point, we have to move out of our comfort zone and venture out to try new things. If we make a mistake, we’ll learn. Loved that you used the logs for compost; one of many useful ideas for those logs. The people who gave thumbs down must be TRULY JEALOUS!!! Blessings to you, and thanks for sharing!

  34. Bianca Rose on January 12, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Why post this if you don’t provide material list?

  35. Helen Sosa on January 12, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    I absolutely love your video, your voice is very sweet, lol, anyway really helpful because my husband is going to start making one for me and your design is very efficient and perfect for our area, thank you for sharing.

  36. jewels 39 on January 12, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Stunning 🥰

  37. Monello Cane on January 12, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    0% chatter
    100% good job

  38. محمية الخير لطيور الزينة on January 12, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    شتراك بل قنات

  39. Hailey Tucker on January 12, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Much obliged to the creator of this plan for sharing such awesome work of yours in an extremely moderate expense woodplans.works The nature of the work and the materials far surpasses the cost. This is the best offer as such.

  40. kong xiong on January 12, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Such a waste of money. Not efficient or economical at all.looks good though.

  41. J.L. Thurman on January 12, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    this is something I am considering at some point. but I would like to do mine larger and to incorporate the compost bins at the end. Even considered having chicken wire across the top or nets to use it as an occasional protected chicken run.

  42. Sigfrank on January 12, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    That’s awesome

  43. Eric Syre on January 12, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Very elaborate and, most probably, very expensive as well. Good job!

  44. Mike Sloan on January 12, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Great job love it

  45. ابوعبدالله السامرائي on January 12, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Uuuuuuujjjjjjjjjdd

  46. akeleven on January 12, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Overkill. Love to see how it’s going in 3 years

  47. 🎲FireSoColdItBurns♨ on January 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Bn watching for 7 min but still dnt know wat is happening nor wat a raised bed is.. or well lemme watch till the end

  48. Miriam Belanger on January 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    No squirrel or groundhog in the world climb up that forte!

  49. Faizan Hashmi on January 12, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Wow

  50. ابوعبدالله السامرائي on January 12, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Uuuu

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