DIY Raised Garden Boxes with Trellis–an EASY Garden Project!

DIY Raised Garden Boxes with Trellis–an EASY Garden Project!

It’s time to set up a new garden space at the new house and I’m starting off by adding some simple raised garden beds with an arbor to the backyard!

This was such a fun build you could easily complete in a weekend and using basic 4×4, 2×4, and fence picket materials.

Check out the project details, dimensions and plans here:

DIY Garden Beds with Arbor

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Tools & Materials

Miter Saw or circular/jig saw (any saw that can cut straight lines would work fine):
Table Saw (optional)
Pocket hole jig (optional):

(26) Cedar fence pickets:
(4) Cedar 4x4x8 posts:
(4) Cedar 2x4x8 boards:
4 ft wide welded wire:
Heavy Duty Landscape Fabric:
Garden Staples:
No Dig Edging:
Black Mulch:
Garden Soil/Potting Soil
1 ¼” exterior screws:
2 ½” exterior screws:
2 7/8” timber screws (optional):
2 1/2″ blue kote pocket hole screws:
1/2″ long staples for stapling wire and fabric to garden beds
Veggies, flowers, shrubs as desired
Coco baskets:
Plant Hanging Brackets:


  1. Christopher McKinney on July 9, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    What a lazy Saturday for me! Just now getting around to your video instead of racing to be the first to comment (after my careful listening for any words are hard moments!). Truthfully, it’s nap time, so you may have slipped some by me, but I did catch you talking about your dead yard, and a flat spot, but I can’t believe you didn’t follow it up with claiming that you’d selected a “dead-flat” portion to work in!! Okay, nap time, and I’m kind of happy I was so tired watching your video the “first” time, because that just ensures that there will be at least a second time today. 😉 😊

  2. Neal w on July 9, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    nice work. hope the water is close by.

  3. Jhold75 on July 9, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I’ve been debating on a surface garden bed or a raised one. Now that I see you put one on the ground I feel better about trying that since we probably have the same animals and such. Unless youbhave some tricks to keep them out??

  4. Barry Roberts on July 9, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Brilliant build, i left you a message once when you were showing us around your new home, about how it was a shame that you did all the garden builds at the other place then moved, glad that you did this build and the plans as well, hopefully more outdoor projects to come.
    Stay Safe,
    Barry (ENG)

  5. Muhammad Waris on July 9, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Very great and beautiful idea ، whole world need green also u done much wood cutting u have to plant more trees 🤣

  6. Jim Greenhouse on July 9, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    I love the comments about the struggle bus. That made me laugh

  7. Mr Dusty on July 9, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Struggle bus !!!! Glad I’m not the only passenger! Great video the wife loves this idea

  8. Tree Carcass Mangler on July 9, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Great project! And I like the addition of the trellis. A woosteria vine might be just the ticket for that, if it’ll grow in your area.

    I’ve been on the struggle bus many times the last 6 months since buying my house. Thanks for posting, and thumbs up!

    Edit: OK, it’s spelled wisteria. But its toxic to pets, livestock, and humans – especially the seedpods. So Lucy shouldn’t be around them, and neither should any future additions to the home.

  9. SD DIY MAKE IT WORTH IT on July 9, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Nice job 👍

  10. espn mk on July 9, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    👌👍 Nice job looks nice, get those vegies going

  11. Craig Goodwin on July 9, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Shara, "WOW!" That’s all I can say. And from an empty field. A lot of work and an incredible result. All you need now is a place for Lucy to rest her bones and some seating for you and maybe even your Husband to rest your weary bones while you watch your garden grow! I don’t see much grass growing under your feet though. I bet your burning up thar note pad you showed us last week right now! You’ve got me motivated. Thanks for Sharing!

  12. johnnny boo on July 9, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Shara, you’re looking gorgeous as usual! Love the new garden build!

  13. Frits van Doorn on July 9, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    You are great in winging it and the result is awesome. You could grow hop (if that is the same word in english) and you can brew your own bear, beer? Yeah, beer. 🤣🤣🤣👍👍👍👍

  14. Ricardo Ramirez on July 9, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Very informative. Beautiful project

  15. cindy chan on July 9, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Amazing. This is exactly what i want to make. using free pallet wood. You make it look so easy

  16. pmapaez on July 9, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    I just love your creativity, your awesome, I’ve always wanted to build a raised garden and you have given me a great idea

  17. I Enjoy Creating Videos on July 9, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Nice job Shara! Thanks for sharing the video with us!👍💖😎JP

  18. Martin Marquez on July 9, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    I definitely love the look of raised gardens but you could always have much more space and planting right on the ground.

  19. Ranafly on July 9, 2022 at 11:28 pm


  20. Alvaro Zamora on July 9, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Un proyecto muy práctico para un hermoso jardín, además, tiene un lindo paisaje allá, felicidades

  21. jjs811 on July 9, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  22. steenfraosterbro on July 9, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Pretty tough starting out on a crazy open big flat field. I’m sure this is just the beginning, and look forward to seeing what else you come up with. What tarting from scratch trees and the likes are so slow growing in.

  23. LoveJones on July 9, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Your garden project looks awesome! The arbor frame is a nice touch and ads another dimension to the space. Very cool🤙🏾

  24. MzGamerGurl on July 9, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Very nice work. I really like this, might have to find a spot in my yard for one!

  25. Tim Dyer on July 9, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Very nice outside garden! I really like how you tied the planting beds together with the trellis.

  26. oned4metwo on July 9, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Awesome job. Video editing and production was great!

  27. Ethan Fish on July 9, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    I built one of these over the weekend. I combined both sections in the middle and left the 4×4 posts on one end 6 feet tall so that I could grow some vine cucumbers on that end. I ended up having to use 1×6" x 6′ fence pickets as the 1×8" we’re special order and I would have had to wait a week to get them. Happy accident because as my planter was 4 feet by 12 feet in size I had to move around 3000lbs of bagged dirt to fill the thing and that was an effort. Thank you for the cedar plank design, it was easy and turned out great!

  28. Lori Scott on July 9, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    That turned out great and it’s nice that you used readily available materials since some things are in short supply now. I know you’ll get endless enjoyment from your garden! Looks like Lucy and the kitty were out having fun with you too. I read your reply to another post and had to laugh. Can’t imagine it snowing when our temps are mid 90’s today. I’ll try to send some of our AZ sunshine your way!

  29. Jennifer C on July 9, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Love this! AND! The Vigoro garden soil is on sale at Home Depot 5 for $10! Picked up 5 bags yesterday! 😉

  30. Christopher Leenknecht on July 9, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Great Idea Love it👍👍👋

  31. Dave Taylor on July 9, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    That looks awesome – I am envious of the space you have! I put my garden beds in the driveway!

  32. Matt Hyland on July 9, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Looks awesome, looking forward to more outdoor projects

  33. Woodworks on July 9, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Another banging looking project Shara. I’m loving these outdoor projects, keep them coming

  34. Chakir El Adraoui on July 9, 2022 at 11:48 pm


  35. Tibor Polgar on July 9, 2022 at 11:49 pm


  36. Jake Ek on July 9, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Really nicely done. I’m curious is Cedar as good as pressure treated lumber since you put it outdoors?

  37. CS Watson on July 9, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    So nice. Perfect trellis for cucumbers and string beans.

  38. Tomas Gulas on July 9, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Great job. When i built mine, like u did, I used self piercing lath screws. They have wide head almost like a washer, which I hope will keep the boards from being pulled out if there is too much pressure. I also went much cheaper way. I just used 2x4s, curious to see how long it will hold. I’ll be building one more today. I ordered 4.5 cubic yards of soil and still have lot left.

  39. Dan on July 9, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Wow. $23 a piece for a 6” X 8’ cedar board at Lowes. Christ.

  40. Robert Evans on July 9, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Looks great. Some roses or some pole beans…rattlesnake pole beans are cool,the colors are awesome… And i see a outdoor entertainment area in your future, lol…the works table,chairs,cooking area,grill,hot tub gazebo and a dog and cat play park… are going to be busy,hay sponsors time to help our girl out!!

  41. danielszemborski on July 9, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Hi. Is your house considered a "shouse?" Thanks for the video.

  42. Meredith Smith on July 9, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Great looking arbor/garden beds. A friend of mine wants to build something like this, so I shared the video with her. Maybe I can help her build it!😉 Thank you for sharing this, it looks great!

  43. John Kelley on July 9, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    That is very nice looking! The design is just great. Thanks for sharing this.

  44. Chris Martin on July 9, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Another awesome video!! I rarely think about using other types of wood than construction lumber. Inspiring to say the least. I just bought that Ridgid Miter saw. I love that thing. Keep up the good work. Love your videos so far : )

  45. amoledor on July 9, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Your husband is a lucky guy!!!

  46. Z O on July 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Need new pants

  47. विशाल शर्मा Vishal Sharma on July 10, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Love your garden, it’s huge. Design is awesome and I specially like the arch. Hope you going to put some vines and it will look great over time. Please share pics after its all grown up. Fantastic project as usual and thanks for sharing.

  48. Lyn Jermey on July 10, 2022 at 12:03 am

    I absolutely love this, looks gorgeous.

  49. Randy's Crafts on July 10, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Now how did you know I’m building a raised garden bed? Just a small one though. Almost finished, and what I should be doing instead of playing on my phone.
    Edit: Good job on that as always. 👍

  50. SxmTech on July 10, 2022 at 12:06 am

    U gotta her ideas

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