We have a little strip of flower bed that I use to plant vegetables. Our neighbor loved the idea so much that he added a vegetable bed on the other side of the fence next to ours. But...our neighbor didn't really take care of his side last season and I spent all of my time weeding my veggie bed from his invasive weeds.
So, I needed a raised bed to control weeds and try to get the soil as organic as possible.
Here's the "before" vegetable bed. The dude ripped out the old wood border.
We are also dog sitting, Dasher, right now. He provided valuable advice on this project.
The dude built two boxes to stack on top of each other out of cedar. He mentioned that he felt like he was building his own coffin. Umm.
Garden fabric was added as well as some supports on the inside.
A few planks were cut in half to create the top cap.
We then sifted a lot of dirt from our compost and added a few bags of organic soil. The dude filled the screw holes with wood filler, added a center brace, and later sanded it all down.
The next day, I started to take care of the yucky rusting fence with a can of leaky spray paint in a satin black finish. I still need to finish it up.
Eventually, we are planning on building another box that runs perpendicular to the current box. But, first I need to move the small rosemary bush and some other plants around. I can't wait to start planting!