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Drill your pilot holes and screw the 2x4’s to the 2x6’s.
<p>I made this - only took a few hours and it was easy enough for my sons to help. Haven't filled it up yet but i have a feeling it's going to be great. I did add washers for the caster screws.</p>
Looks great! Great idea adding washers on the caster screws. Thank you for posting the pic, I love to see what others have done!
<p>Is it me or does the 30&quot; version look like it has smaller space inside.</p>
<p>They are the same size, you can just see more inside the bed on the shorter version photo.</p>
<p>how much space between the wood to allow proper drainage; and is the space age only for the base?</p>
<p>I allowed about 1/8&quot; between mine, and that was enough to allow proper drainage. I live in Southern California so there isn't that much rain. </p>
<p>I'm about to start this project, but was not sure what you meant by &quot;then remove your spacer bottom board.&quot; on step 8</p>
<p>Don't screw in the bottom board, that is just used as a spacer. That way your bottom boards will be at the same level on all 4 sides without having to measure. Hope that helps!</p>
<p>Ah I get it, thanks! Any recommendations on what to line the inside or bottom with. Are there any issues with soil seeping through the tiny gaps in the bottom?</p>
<p>I didn't line mine...there was a bit of dirt that came through when I was filling them up but it was easily hosed away. Once the dirt settled and packed it was very minimal. I suppose you could line the bottom with weed blocking fabric like this http://www.homedepot.com/p/Vigoro-3-33-ft-x-3-ft-PLA-Natural-Weed-Block-1633HV/205552333. </p>
<p>I didn't line mine...there was a bit of dirt that came through when I was filling them up but it was easily hosed away. Once the dirt settled and packed it was very minimal. I suppose you could line the bottom with weed blocking fabric like this http://www.homedepot.com/p/Vigoro-3-33-ft-x-3-ft-PLA-Natural-Weed-Block-1633HV/205552333. </p>
Those castors are the size of a full grown human's hand! They are gonna hold up just fine. I have a suggestion about the attachment of the castors. I'm pretty sure that just the screw are enough, but I get paranoid, and I wonder if you though adding some sort of washer might give it added security that the screwheads wouldn't slip out over time. Or am I just being too paranoid? <br>I love the idea of a garden on wheels. You could add a pull string to it and haul it down the street to sell your &quot;fresh from the garden&quot; vegetables. LOL
HA! That's a good suggestion about the washer. Hey, it couldn't hurt, right? Thanks, metqa.
beautiful, but those seem like flimsy wheel sto carry that box filled with earth
As I said in the notes, I ordered industrial casters from SES casters. I got the Medium Duty that have 300lb load cap each. I have moved the beds a lot (to get better sun) and they have held up just fine.
Thanks, I must have missed that :-)
Nice build! I think this would qualify for the Summer water challenge! It is a way to get more views so people can see how this is made! Too good to not get the attention it deserves! Please think about entering! So beautiful! Sunshiine
I will share this with my daughter. Thanks for sharing! <br>Sunshiine
Your planters look great. <br>We made similar from left over decking without castors and then made a tall,narrow,deeper version for my whirlygig as i dont have a grassy area for my washing to hang. <br>We used castors and put dirt in it(to give it a wee bit of weight)and planted small flowers. <br>multi purpose planter.lol <br>
Thanks! I love that multi-pupose planter and would love to see a photo!
Here is a photo of my multi-purpose planter. <br>I also use it for a parasol in the rare event that we get sunshine in Scotland.lol. <br>
I love it! So clever.
Such a great idea to add casters. I always wish my plant pots had casters!
Thanks, Jessyratfink! I have another wooden planter with a blueberry bush in it that I attached casters to...makes it much easier to move them around for cleaning.

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