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Materials Treated plywood 2x4s or similar Screws No more nails adhesive Black plastic Staples Duct tape Tools Table saw Screwdriver (preferably elect...
These beds are 1930mm (76") in diameter. Cut eight pieces of plywood. I cut mine to 800mm x 300mm (about 31.5" x 11.8“). The size does not have to be ...
Cut the joining pieces to 300mm or the same height as the plywood. I used left over decking timber.
The angle between each of two piece of plywood is 135 degrees. Set the table saw up to 45 degrees and cut that part off. That is waste, use the 135 de...
Run a squiggle of adhesive on one side of the 135 degree angle of a piece of timber.
Place a piece of plywood on the timber with the adhesive on it, screw together. Do this to each side of four pieces of plywood.
After you have four sets of sides made up, follow the same steps of gluing and screwing to attach each of the other four pieces of plywood. Due to the...
One finished bed.
Three in a stack.
Cut long strips of plastic and wrap around, covering both sides.
Using a staple gun loaded with short staples, staple the plastic to the plywood.
We taped all the edges with black duck tape which isn't waterproof. After several years the tape has started to pull off. I just wait until dry weathe...
If you only have one bed, put it anywhere. We had seven and laid them out with string attached to the center bed. You can see the peg in the middle of...
Here they are in position.
We drove in pegs to hold them in position. Once filled with soil they weren't going anywhere anyway. Our ground is a mixture of clay and river stones ...
The raised beds are finished but I wanted to show how we put in edging, laid out weed mat and filled a path around the octagonal beds with limestone c...
Here's a shot of our vegetable garden the following year. There is corn in the front bed and a runner bean teepee in the larger middle bed. The two Ts...
The corn has moved counter clockwise as the crops rotate.
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Posted:May 26, 2012
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