GALVANIZED STEEL RAISED GARDEN BEDS // How to Build a 4×8 Raised Bed for Under $75 (It's Easy!)

GALVANIZED STEEL RAISED GARDEN BEDS // How to Build a 4×8 Raised Bed for Under $75 (It's Easy!)

DIY Raised Garden Beds

Step-by-Step Tutorial on how to build a galvanized steel raised bed for your garden in 2 hours for less than $75. This raised bed won’t rot and is the best raised bed for the money! Lucas breaks down the raised bed construction into 4 simple steps. These raised beds are functional, rot resistant, and best of all – beautiful! If you are a beginner vegetable or flower gardener, this raised bed is perfect for you!

MATERIALS NEEDED:
(1) 26” x 12’ Corrugated Galvanized Steel Roof Panel
(1) 4”x4”x8’ Redwood post
(3) 1”x6”x8’ Redwood board
(10) 1.5” Exterior Wood Screws
(20) 1” Steel Roofing Screws https://amzn.to/3E6mOGQ

TOOLS NEEDED:
Miter Saw/Circular Saw
Screw Gun/Impact Driver
Angle Grinder w/ metal cut off wheel: (We use and like this one: https://amzn.to/2XRjr2r)
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pen/Pencil
Safety Goggles and Hearing Protection

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO BUILD:
https://www.ourlibertyhouse.com/garden-diy/raised-bed

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20 Comments

  1. Tammy Wehner on April 28, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    3: 24 in. tip #3, metal will fly. wear cotton/leather glove to keep the shavings out of your hands and a mask to keep the metal particle "sawdust" out of your lungs. but I digress to your wisdom

  2. FishFoo on April 28, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    If you screw the posts on the outside of the steel enclosure you can expose the entire growing bed. Cut longer caps and support in the same manner

  3. Ali G on April 28, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Hello, thank you for the video! We are going to use your method for building community garden beds for my work. I am having trouble getting the screws to go through the metal and wood with my screw gun. Can you please send me a link or give a more detailed description of the screws you are using? Thanks!

  4. Haley Gabalec on April 28, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Love this! Can you please tell me what, and how much of whatever you used to fill your boxes with? Like what kind of soil or dirt is it? And what did you put on the bottom – a weed blocker or cardboard .. ???

    Thanks!

  5. Reymond Atienza on April 28, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    thanks for the idea!

  6. 하나림 on April 28, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    How deep is it?

  7. Tammy Wehner on April 28, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    :35 seconds in. tip #1, put the steel inside the wood frame to get more strength out of the long side, as the hydraulic and static pressure of the water and growing medium will help seal the long end in and rip the steel out less due to only having more points of contact ( for the inner fastened ) than the less amount of points of contact ( for when the steel is fastened on the outside of the wood ends). but I digress to your wisdom

  8. Tammy Wehner on April 28, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    11: 47 tip #5 . ( upgrade) short length 90* L-brackets located on the underside of the top rail connecting it to the 4 X 4’s will help with stability and strength of the overall planter box immensely. but I digress to your wisdom.

  9. C S on April 28, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Good try but screwing the roofing on the outside isn’t a good solution. Watch other videos were they attach the sides from the inside. Untreated wood also won’t last forever.

  10. Ellen's Edge on April 28, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    I’m building one of these right now, wish I had seen your vid before starting….

  11. Tammy Wehner on April 28, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    8: 36 not concerned by hearing loss nor eye degradation due "man glitter" nor the micro planters that were formerly called "your lungs". but I digress to your wisdom.

  12. Tammy Wehner on April 28, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    1: 54 in. do not cross you body part anywhere near that saw blade, unless you like missing that body part in the near future. but I digress to your wisdom.

  13. Marci Dunfee on April 28, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you!!

  14. Mhel1 Angel on April 28, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Wood frame need to be on the outside

  15. Jim Renderer on April 28, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    You built it inside out.

  16. Mike French on April 28, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Where do you get redwood these days?

  17. Juliet Raynes on April 28, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Would the plants stand the heat with that raised garden bed during summer, when its 100 + temperature. Thanks in advance.

  18. Blackg00 on April 28, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    if you cut the roofing sheet into four equal sizes , then drill holes in each side, the ribs will run vertical ,( it will only bend one way) and bolt them together, you can make a round or oblong raised garden bed without the need for wood .You can even get coloured sheets . if you have some clamps it makes it a lot easier but is not necessary . I made two when someone dumped some new sheets of fencing iron onto my lawn one day, I guess they just wanted to get rid of them .

  19. Dan G on April 28, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Your 4x4s should have been on the outside side of the box……

  20. Sheila Fade on April 28, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Can you just use the 8’ pieces of tin rather than buying a long piece, I am doing this myself.

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