How To Build A Raised Garden Bed | DIY Landscaping

How To Build A Raised Garden Bed | DIY Landscaping

Today I’m showing you how to build a raised garden bed/planter box using tongue and groove cedar. You can use boxes like this for vegetables, herbs, flowers or as a natural privacy wall. Click SHOW MORE to see a list of tools and materials you’ll need to get started ⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇


Impact driver (drill) –
Table saw –
Chop saw (mitre saw) or skill saw –
5 foot level –
Carpenter’s pencil –
Measuring tape –
Sander –
Staple hammer –
Staples –

Materials (for both boxes):

28 10 foot 1×6 inch cedar tongue and groove boards
4 2x4x8 inch cedar boards for the framing
2 8ft 4×4
2 8ft 2×4
Exterior rated ACQ screws
3ft roll of house wrap or landscape cloth
2 cubic yards of soil
2 quarts exterior wood oil finish
half inch staples

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  1. M Brown on June 22, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Love This Planter Project. Cedar is not available in Bundles where I Live. Why did you use Cedar??

  2. Scundoor Sup on June 22, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Hahah dull blade .
    The true sign of a cheap contractor

  3. NoOne on June 22, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Me, who needs to build a planter just like that: Noice, that’s the video for me
    Jeff: Projects should be designed to be finished
    Me: hold on there chief, this is already too hard

  4. Lisa Alpert on June 22, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    I am curious how well these will hold up for a raised garden bed vs a planter box…I love the design and having an impossible task in finding cedar to make my raised garden beds 2×8 and 2×6 boards to make a 3×6 planters….wonder how long these will last. Thank you for the inspiration!!! Haven’t been able to find a good alternative to the cedar for rot/big resistance.

  5. Jeffory Newkirk on June 22, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Jeff, Another fine video. You have me interested in your members’ program, We own a small farm about ten miles outside of the nearest town. Our closest neighbor is 1/2 a mile away from us. Altogether, it is perfect, with 2 exceptions. Both of the homes on the property are modular homes. The one we live in is a doublewide, and the house next door is a single-wide. This in and of itself, makes remodeling rather problematic. I am so frustrated with how these homes are NOT built. I know that they have weight constraints to deal with since they are transported over the highways to their final destination but they could build these things SO MUCH BETTER at a very modest increase in cost. The single wide was new in 2012, and for all intents already needs a new roof! It is a 16′ wide model, so there are literally NO eaves in the roof due to width constraints in transporting the unit. But I really have to wonder what there is that the average homeowner can do to upgrade them. We did have gutters installed, and the home looks a bit better. The next roof will be some form of a standing seal metal roof, to be sure. We get more than our share of wind here on the farm. I am fairly handy with tools, but I am 75 years old, and have been told to stay off ladders., or at least that I should not fall off them as I am on blood thinners. Trust me, enjoy your health and take care of yourself NOW it will pay you back handsomely in your future. . It really gripes me that here the manufacturer has to a situation where they can build the perfect structure, and they DON’T! So other than some cosmetic improvements, I really do not know what to do with these homes. I have pictures that I took of the hew house last winter, and the exterior of the walls, at the top 12" and bottom 12" are frosted over. I a, pretty sure that this indicates a severe heat loss, but I am not at all sure how to fix this problem. Would joining your channel really be much of a help to me, other than to give you some laughs?
    As you are probably aware, I have been watching your channel for quite a while, and I have grown to respect your work and your opinions.

    Thank you for your time.

  6. Emperor of Texas. on June 22, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Little help from your wife? She made great food for you and your son to chew afterward…to me, that a great work! lol

  7. duran gordon on June 22, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Do you have a materials list?

  8. HD5000 on June 22, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    You filled it all the way up?

  9. Khurshed Alam on June 22, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    The noisy otter distally return because bill distinctively realise by a little gladiolus. faithful, unused satin

  10. matt k on June 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    You might need to get a second mortgage on your house to build this though because of the Obiden administration making the cost of lumber go through the roof.

  11. Michael Le on June 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Nice tip of reverse drilling for the pilot holes

  12. Dr MacPuffin on June 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I know what four plants you could plant !

  13. Chris Ruef on June 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Getting those two boxes to match is my issue.

  14. musiq club on June 22, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    I think I’ve watched so many renovision vids that your voice with every joke and that matter of frankness reverberates with every project I do…..

  15. mixmasterbru on June 22, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I might have missed the video but is there a reason the 8 is upside down?

  16. Nat on June 22, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    The 8 on the address is upside down

  17. Richard Waters on June 22, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    So much common sense, site working tips and good direction in a single video. First and only video Ive seen from your channel; instant subscribe. Thank you!

  18. jack daniel on June 22, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    This looks really clean. You could also use rod iron covers to mask you ends. Look great and gives strenth to the box. Not a dig at the craftsmen just an option for the project. Much love.

  19. marcela pierrestegui on June 22, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Great video, I like it!

  20. Savann Sun on June 22, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    People and their privacy. Those are the people that dont put curtains on their windows and they like being naked at the beach.

  21. Massageby Monay on June 22, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Ha, ha, ha! The sound of Jeff success! Thanks again!

  22. Stelios Stavrinides on June 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    6681 why is the 8 upside down? hahahaha

  23. OldSkoolWayy on June 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Projects are designed to be finished in one day, End Of Discussion! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  24. Mi'Chel'e on June 22, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Wow, I love this 💕💕

  25. Chris Kozlarek on June 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Why not Brad nailer and PL Premium again?

  26. Charles Philip on June 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    What is the paint color of the house? Thanks and love watching these vids.

  27. Rob Conde on June 22, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Hey Jeff, I’m from the Ottawa area, and I can see that you did that in the summer of 21, but I’m wondering where you got those tong and grove cedar planks? I can’t seem to find it anywhere in here. Do you think having a cedar deck and using a garden bed like that in brown pressure treated would be too weird?

  28. Jack Graves on June 22, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Jeff can you be my Canadian father

  29. Darien Charlton on June 22, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    A 1x6x8 TnG cedar is 20 bcks at HD lol

  30. Barbara Teterus on June 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    What a great look! You must be so happy sitting outside on your patio!

  31. Griddler on June 22, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Great video as always. Q: why not build the tongue n groove from top down instead of bottom to top?

  32. suman basnet on June 22, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    I think this is the video I was looking for , to inspire myself to build My raised garden bed. Helpful

  33. Jason corr on June 22, 2022 at 10:53 pm


  34. Roci Laguer on June 22, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Jeff, are the 4×4 and 2×4 cedar or regular lumber?

  35. Schlubop Beebop on June 22, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    I was watching this and my toddler son laughed at what he thought was "pee gravel." Now I keep thinking it’s pee gravel.

  36. TryFan on June 22, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    I’ve only started watching your videos for the past view months and I’ve learned so much. I realized I don’t always have to screw screws in perpendicular to the wood and can go at an angle to catch the wood. Who knew. Thank you so much, you are a great teacher.

  37. ConservativesAreTrash on June 22, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Love your relaxed presentation. Skilled and good work but not a perfectionist to a fault. You’ve taught me so much. This knowledge is priceless.

  38. Israel Correa on June 22, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    I am looking for a video of how to build a Artic Entry

  39. Rustic75 on June 22, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Lmao… our simple projects become several months😅 either troubleshooting issues, not having the right tools… etc

  40. Peter Raubic on June 22, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    hey Jeff. How much did you spend per box? also, what are those plants you planted? I m also in Ottawa. Cheers

  41. Golden Nugget on June 22, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    I don’t like this guy.

  42. Phong Nguyen on June 22, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    18:47 – I like how you nailed #8 upside down 🙂

  43. Paul Cervantes on June 22, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Wish those boards didn’t cost a fortune. How awful would pine boards really be?

  44. R Sa on June 22, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    can someone identify what type of plants was used here.

  45. Swisher Sweets on June 22, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    1 in x 6 in x 8 ft ( pack of 6 ) is roughly going for 167 to 281 bucks…inflation can eat my ass!

  46. PL Young on June 22, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    All across Canada this long weekend, 8 foot planters will be built

  47. Kenny Jordan on June 22, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the video and explaining everything so simple. I found you on YouTube about two years ago, I was looking at how to finish Sheetrock and you were the best at explaining the process, and I have watched a lot of videos ever since!!!

  48. Sean Henry on June 22, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    What exterior wood oil finish did you use?

  49. Mr. Pancakes on June 22, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    That belly is getting big! When is the baby due?

  50. David Harrison on June 22, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Nice work, very attractive yard! What did you plant in your planters? They look like an evergreen of some type – how do they do through the winter?

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