Building Your Own Corner Raised Garden Bed
Part 1 of 3
Building the Corner Raised Garden Beds is a straight-forward process.
Bill of Material
Two 1″ × 8″ x 6′ boards
Two 1″ × 3″ x 8′ boards
Four 1″ × 2″ x 8′ boards
Two 2′ x 2′ x 8′ studs
Aluminum screen 3′ wide x 60″ long
Screws #6 1-1/4″ ‘gold’ screws, about 1 pound
Some scrap lumber will be left over.
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1. Cut Boards for the Box and Shelf Support
Using the other side of the cut board, set the saw blade straight up and cut this board to be 35 1/4″ from end to tip.
Do the same with one 1″ x 2″ x 8′ board. Save the left over piece of the 1″ x 2″ x 8′ board to be used later.
At this point there should be one 1″ x 8″ x 36″ board, one 1″ x 8″ x 35 1/4″ board, one 1″ x 2″ x 36″ board, and one 1″ x 2″ x 35 1/4″ board.
Butt the two 8″ boards to form a 90° joint. The shorter board should overlap the longer board so that from end to end each length is 36″. Clamp the joint (and glue if desired) to hold in place. Screw the joint together with #6 1-1/4″ ‘gold’ screws.
2a. Assemble Box Sides
Note that the boards are set with the 45° angle point to the outside. This placement is important.
I made some small jigs to hold the boards straight upright during this process.
This is another view of the joint. The longer board is attached to the shorter board. Two screws are sufficient as one of the legs will be attached to this joint in a later step.
2b. Assemble Box Sides
Measure the distance across the front from the tip on the left to the tip on the right and cut a length to fit from the other 1″ x 8″ x 6′ board. This is a straight cut. The board should be close to 51″ long. Attach the board across the front with screws (and glue as desired). The resulting triangle is the garden box.
3. Cut and Attach Box Front
Using the 1″ x 2″ x 36″ board and the 1″ x 2″ x 35 1/4″ board from step 1 above, assemble these boards into a 90° square similar to the process in step 2 above. Then cut a length of 1″ x 2″ x 8′ board to go across the front and assemble as in step 3 above. The result is a triangle similar to the garden bed.
4a. Assemble Bottom Shelf Support
The instructions continue on Page 2.
Page 3 of the instructions is here.