I knew I wanted a garden bed.. But how did I want to make it?
2- 12′ x 2’Corrugated Metal Roofing Panels (Side) (actual is not 2 ft- but 26 inches tall)
2- 3′ x 2′ Corrugated Metal Roofing Panels (Side) (actual is not 2 ft- but 26 inches tall)
10- 30″ long 4″x4″ Rough Cedar Boards (Stakes)
2- 12′ long 3/4″x4″ Rough Cedar Boards w/ mitered 45 degree edges (Top Frame)
2- 3′ long 3/4″x4″ Rough Cedar Boards w/ mitered 45 degree edges (Top Frame)
1 Pack- 1-1/2″ Drive Straight Hex Sheet Metal Screws w/washers
12 – #8 x 1 1/4″ Coarse Screws
Cordless Drill (w/ appropriate bits, hex and phillips)
*if cutting materials yourself
– Lay 5 of the 30″ 4x4s on the ground spaced evenly apart
– Set 1 of the 12′ metal pieces on top of the 30″ stakes
– Make all of the stakes flush with one side of the metal. The stakes will extend 4″ past the other side.
– Screw directly through the sheet metal into the wood using 3 screws for each stake
– Do this one more time to make (2) 12′ sides.
– Clear bed site of weeds, grass, and other debris.
– Dig footers for the stakes. There are 10 stakes therefore we need 10 holes.
– Lay one of the long built sides in the footer holes with the metal facing in.
– Fill in the holes with soil so the side stands on its own.
– Do this again for the other side.
– Once the long sides are in, simply screw the two 3′ metal side pieces into place.
– Now screw the top frame boards to their appropriate sides by laying them on top of the stakes. Use one screw for each stake.
– Line bottom with cardboard and newspaper.
– Fill with soil, amend with compost and manure, plant a garden, mulch, done.