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He is how I built a raised bed using metal roofing materials and lumber. It’s about 28 inches high which is good for people who may need the extra height due to health reasons. It’s easy to reach to the middle from a standing position. Related PostsHow To Plant Tomatoes & Peppers into Raised Bed Vegetable Garden in Arizona – Organic Gardening Tips[Garden Ideas] raised bed vegetable gardeningRaised Beds – Cheap vegetable gardening beds – Permaculture Design – Huglekultur Vegetable gardenHow to Build a Raised Vegetable GardenProtect Your Vegetable Garden from Small Animals & Build a No Cost Raised Bed at VeggielutionBuilding a Raised Garden Bed

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  • B Cook 3 months ago

    Got a couple of questions now that its been a while for your bed. With the weight of the soil, wet or moist, did you get any bowing on the middle? If you built another, would you keep the same design or make any adjustments?

    Last question was how many aleeve did you have to take after filling it? Rough eyeball puts it around 2.5-3 cubic yards of soil. Ive done that once so far, and have 5 more beds I want to make, but looking to find a way to fill the beds before putting one end on so I can dump with a wheelbarrow instead of having to shovel twice.

  • Erin U 3 months ago

    Hi Dave- I started with a similar plan and ran into problems trying to drill through my 2x4s (specifically at the corners where you're going through the "4 inch" part of the 2×4 straight enough to get well seated in the next piece of lumber). I don't know if I have poor aim, or too weak of a drill (it's just a battery operated thing), or if the wood is too hard (I'm using redwood). They thought I was nuts when I did my purchasing of supplies, but looks like your design is very similar to mine. Any tips or suggestions? Also, what length of decking screws did you use? My original plan was to use 6inch lag bolts, but maybe that's overkill (and means I have to drill very straight!). Thanks in advance!

  • suwadbureau 3 months ago

    I am worried about the heat of the sun, will it not destroy the plants and evaporate the water abit faster? I am asking this because I have a water tank just that size and I want to convert it to a raised bed but the tropical heat here is concerning me.

  • Elizabeth DeNoma 3 months ago

    Did you have any problems with the weight of the soil causing the sides to bulge out?

  • Serhat Gurel 3 months ago

    what material is the metal roofing?

  • P Lee 3 months ago

    Thank you for sharing. This gives me some great ideas. 🙂