Introduction: Raised Bed From Scrap Wood

About: I am a mom of 3, a grandmother of 6, and an accountant. My hobbies are gardening and woodworking.

We are in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic and it's not wise to go to Home Depot for petty items like wood.

So I have to use my scrap wood from the bamboo fence I'm building.

I have lots of scrap pieces of cedar. Some are painted, some are not painted, some only have primer on them.

Step 1: Lay Out Scraps

I laid out all my scraps by length and decided I had enough to make about a 4' X 4' raised bed. I cut each board at 25" or so.

Step 2: Attach the Scraps Together

I laid out (2) 25" scraps side by side to make a 50" side. I then added an additional row of (2) 25" scraps on top of the first row. I attached all 4 with a 2X6 scrap piece.

I did this 4 times.

Step 3: Bring It All Together

I laid out the 4 sections and connected them with 4'' X 4" posts I had on hand. I put a 4" X 4" post in each corner and used 3" screws to attach the 4 sides to the posts.

Step 4: Fill With Soil/compost/grass

Set it in the yard along with the other raised beds, and fill with your material of choice. For this bed, I started with food scraps that were in another bed, soil, and grass clippings. I'll round it out with more soil and start planting.