ep. 111 – How to Build a Raised Bed Planter Garden – Weekend Project

ep. 111 – How to Build a Raised Bed Planter Garden – Weekend Project

Detailed 3D plans available here: https://kingsfinewoodworking.com/collections/project-plans-for-sale/products/3d-plans-for-the-raised-bed-garden
We’ve had backyard gardens off and on for a very long time, and we had been wanting a raised bed garden. We were in the process of saving up for it when a longtime viewer asked if they could sponsor a video. This seemed a logical choice, and so we jumped in and did it right away. It was definitely a fun build!

Thanks to Eddie Kortes for making this build possible! Check out their website in case you are in the market for any of their hand made products!

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  1. Denis Antivatnikov No4 Velo Photo ZP No2 on February 28, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    саморез не вытянешь но он ломаеться. но гвоздь за то изгибается что лучше -саморезы или гвозди..

  2. Triple Threat Firearms & Defense Inc. on February 28, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Wow this is the best darn raised garden bed I’ve ever seen. Awesome job you all did ad its just beautiful.

  3. Adam G. Rawlins on February 28, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    I love this concept, but I have to wonder; how would this hold up against deer…?

    I’m looking to do something like this for my property, but there are several herds of deer in my woods, and they love snacking on my produce. I’d like to start a garden next year, but I absolutely NEED to keep those deer out.

  4. Dawn Jackson on February 28, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    I love this garden design. Wow!

  5. socalcraigster on February 28, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Doug Fir will last for years.

  6. Minyong Kim on February 28, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Video for gun nailer dummy.

  7. Jeannie Bair on February 28, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Love the build I’m so envious! Wish Mia lived close to me because I would definitely hire her. She reminds me of myself building in earlier years. Great job guys!!!

  8. Andy on February 28, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    to save on soil and material you can also fill the bottom of the beds with old grass clippings, and sticks, logs.

  9. Jerry Rutherford on February 28, 2022 at 11:47 pm


  10. Belinda Carlin on February 28, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Loved this video

  11. Joseph B on February 28, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Line it with galvanizing roofing

  12. yakitoriPB on February 28, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    The center brace will rot after the first year.

    I know because I’ve built tge sane design

  13. Toby Maples on February 28, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    I like the way you joined them together in sections. i think I will go that route on mine now.

  14. Bee Bob on February 28, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Fantastic Build. The design is so well done.
    How about adding a hoop house cover or some sort of winter cover so that you can harvest year round. That would be a cool project.
    You made it portable. Take it down and move it wherever you want it to be moved. Excellent.
    I have a pile of blocks from beekeeping. I would like to do something similar with the blocks and add the fencing materials to that. Obviously, it would be a more permanent structure.
    Thanks for the video. I missed this one and I do subscribe.

  15. John Bickwernert on February 28, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    The U bolts are called steeples

  16. Jada Thompson on February 28, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    wow that was really good. really have me thinking now do i want one of these or do i want to fence in a section of my yard and then get a rototiller and plant in the ground. which at my age is going to be alot of work. I really liked your video. thanks.

  17. Kimberly Llamas on February 28, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Its lovely! You could also put hanging boxes around the outside upper area wth flowers or herbs.

  18. MndOvrkDrkMtr on February 28, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    14:40, thats why you predrill holes, takes twice as long but looks better and don’t get the splitting, great design otherwise

  19. Chris Oliver on February 28, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    In the UK that would cost so much money, we pay twice the price of the US at best.

  20. Frank Meng on February 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Wow, you called this a low budget garden, did you?😅

  21. Roy Deichmiller on February 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Nice neat raised beds design! My roommate & I are going tear the 4 large raised beds we have in a certain area & put in something very similar. The beds there are just too large for the space presently at.

  22. Gene Whitesides on March 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Thank you. Excellent design. Just in time, this is one of our winter projects, so to have a planting space for next spring. Like always great work, tutorial and outcome.

  23. Jerry Rutherford on March 1, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Excessive nailing

  24. D.A. Tsun510 on March 1, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Love your design. I’m going to copy it, with exception of the placement of cattle panels: in the inside of the perimeter fences so it’s raised above the bed and can be used to support trailing plants.

  25. Bee Bob on March 1, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Fantastic Build. The design is so well done, and the craftsmanship is perfect. I’ve been a subscriber but somehow missed this one. I wanted to comment early on about making the middle beds wider because you could get to it from either side. You beat me to it.
    I don’t think there’s anything you could add to it to make it any better. Maybe a soft hoop house cover or something similar for the cold months. Then you have veggies all year round.
    Maybe you could do something similar in another video.

  26. Tony Hardy on March 1, 2022 at 12:04 am

    If a person wanted to build this but wanted to water seal the wood would it be safe to use that Grace brand roofing ice guard inside the beds on the wood? You said you were a chemist so i figured you might already know if it is safe or not. Also wanted to fid out if there is any kind of paint or stain that is safe to use on them too.

  27. ANTONIS PANAGOPOULOS on March 1, 2022 at 12:08 am

    very very nice

  28. TWSB RL 2X LLDMONEY on March 1, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Chemicals in the pressure treated will keep the bugs away .. 👌🏻

  29. A Rhodes on March 1, 2022 at 12:11 am

    What a lovely design. Thank you for posting.

  30. J Ss on March 1, 2022 at 12:12 am

    me encanto!!

  31. Bill Walker on March 1, 2022 at 12:13 am

    I agree with the choice of DF for all the reasons you mention. People are anxious about wood rotting away but it doesn’t melt! The cattle fencing is a good idea but my problem isn’t a dog getting in but our urban bunnies and squirrels running off with veg. In my application I would use cattle fence as a scaffold to hold up something more fine grained like chicken wire or the like. How are the zipties standing up to UV?

  32. S K on March 1, 2022 at 12:13 am

    the way your daughter handles the gun after use is scary.

  33. Marianne Rapp on March 1, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Truly GORGEOUS build. I’ve made raised beds before, but nothing like this. I did line the bottom with hardware cloth to discourage moles and such, and for my budget, I’d have to fill half the beds with yard prunings, lol. Those are deep!

  34. Terry Janssen on March 1, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Warning: I have been sliced really bad by zip ties. Cut them close or position them away from traffic.

  35. Nahni’s Journey on March 1, 2022 at 12:17 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciate this video. Thank you so much for sharing all the valuable information explaining why you chose the untreated Douglas Fur that you prefer.

    Again, thank you for sharing this beautiful raised garden bed design! Your daughter and her boyfriend did an amazing job!

    QUESTION: Did you state how much the material costed?

  36. Nunya Bisnis on March 1, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Anybody that has a problem with the way she is holding the saw, don’t know how to use a skill saw !
    I’ve been doing this shit for 20 years now, and hell I could use both of them at my house !You can tell she knows her way around a house build when you see her using a nail gun at the beginning of the video! 🗽🇺🇸👍🏻

  37. RykersFist on March 1, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Just a FYI a coating of boiled linseed oil will add 2 x to the like of it. All The Best

  38. Micah Epps on March 1, 2022 at 12:20 am

    When a cabinet making family decides to build a raised bed garden- this happens! Wowow deluxe!

  39. MARIANNA GARCIA on March 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

    A very pretty and well done project. It looks amazing!

  40. Denis Antivatnikov No4 Velo Photo ZP No2 on March 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

    доска треснула

  41. Joe Shaw on March 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

    One little tip that I did with my raised garden: I left each post on the inside and outside about 2" taller than the rail. I then purchased copper post caps and used gorilla clear landscaping glue to attach them to the tops of each post. On the outside, I bought the copper/solar led post caps that light up at night.

  42. Steven Cooper on March 1, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Anything in the garden that lasts 10 years is good enough. Life is fluid and everything is always changing. I appreciate the chemist knowledge. Good to think about

  43. Hanging On His Words on March 1, 2022 at 12:26 am

    I bought the plans! Thank you. How many yards of soil did you order to fill these up?

  44. TPS House on March 1, 2022 at 12:27 am

    I love her Deathly Hallows tattoo! She is a rockstar!

  45. oldshield on March 1, 2022 at 12:29 am

    where are the plans for this??

  46. Belinda Carlin on March 1, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Loved the fencing material. Excellent Raised Beds.

  47. zroverz on March 1, 2022 at 12:30 am

    great project. Note: Cut the zip ties off flush so you don’t get cuts and scrapes from those sharp ends

  48. Rhys Maybrey on March 1, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Great build

  49. lau teck on March 1, 2022 at 12:33 am

    wow is nice…can plants anything…

  50. Peter Fraumeni on March 1, 2022 at 12:35 am

    How about some non toxic paint to seal the wood and preserve it?

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