I first got this idea from a older couple i know. I just wanted it bigger. My ground has a lot of clay in it so i built up my first garden about 10 inches off the ground.My parents are getting older so i thought i would make them a smaller one so they wouldn't have to bend over a lot . It sure is nice for weeding not having to bend over.Also you don't have to worry about getting a lot of rain at once because it will drain out the bottom rather than flooding your plants.
I used (2) 2x8x12
(4) 3 inch lags screws for each leg and made the 8x12 frame.
Step 3: Installing the Joists
I screwed and nailed (8) 2x8x8 16inch on center joists.
Step 4: Finished 4x4 legs
I cut 10 4x4 legs 36 inches long. Here i finished installing the rest of the support legs.
Step 5: Bed frame
I screwed 14 1x6 deck boards to make the floor of the garden.
Step 6: Bed preparation.
I then installed (2) 2x6x8 and (2) 2x8x12 to the inside of the 4x4 s for the above ground outside frame. Since i used pressure treated for the floor and sides i needed a barrier to separate the soil with the treated wood . So i double up 2 layers of 8mm plastic sheeting as my barrier between the soil and wood.
Step 7: Drainage holes
I purposely left a 3/4 of a inch gap between each deck board for drainage. I drilled 1/4 holes through the plastic every 4 inches.
Step 8: Filler up!
I bought (50) 1 cubic foot bags of topsoil to fill the box.
Bio:Just a normal guy trying to make it in life .Good paying job but mindless sometimes .I enjoy making things in my garage to keep my mind going .. Its fun making something new but its more fun taking ...read more »