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DIY Easy Access Raised Garden Bed

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DIY Easy Access Raised Garden Bed

Raised garden beds are easy on your back and will give your plants good drainage and generally better soil quality. By building this U-shaped garden bed, you’ll also get easier access to all your plants.

This raised garden bed will improve the experience of growing your own food. Not to mention the health benefits you get from garden produce grown without pesticides or chemicals. You’re assured that what you serve to friends and family is fresh, safe, and healthy!

This U-shaped garden bed is made from cedar wood which makes it a bit expensive. If this material doesn’t fit your budget, you can use cheaper alternatives such as reclaimed timber. It’s so easy to build that even amateurs can accomplish it.

DIY Easy Access Raised Garden Bed

What are the materials needed to build a DIY Easy access raised garden bed?

What would you plant in your raised garden bed?

A DIY raised garden beds are a cost-effective & creative way to cultivate our garden plants on a platform above the ground. You can have this customized to your desired height, to avoid possible back pain. The soil that is raised above the ground can be effectively monitored, forming a well-drained, fertile and moist condition.

You’ll be needing the following materials to build a DIY raised garden.


  • 4pcs. 2″x10x15′ SPF Pine
  • 6pcs. 2″x10″x3′ SPF Pine
  • 4pcs. 2″x10″x13 SPF Pine
  • 2pcs. 2″x10x8′-9″ SPF Pine
  • 6pcs. 4″x4″x2′ Cedar (Chamfered Top)
  • 11pcs. 2″x4″x1′-3″ Cedar (45deg Angled Top)


  • Circular Saw
  • Power Drill/Driver
  • Trowel
  • Hammer

DIY Easy Access Raised Garden Bed Design Ideas

Below are images of a few DIY Easy access raised garden bed design ideas.

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Thanks to My Daily Randomness for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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