Instant Raised Garden Beds for just $16
Good for the environment, easy on your budget, kind to your back!
In addition to garden beds they would make great cold frames, worm bins, compost bins or storage for firewood, patio cushions, hoses, garden tools, baby chickens or ???
Those with restricted mobility or chronic back pain could benefit from a taller garden box, any gardener can appreciate bending over less.
When used in a parallelogram shape you can get more length from fewer Landscapables.
By removing the hinge pins you can re-assemble them into large and small squares, large and small triangles, pentagons, a tree ring or use them as edging.
The wood is not chemically treated, only heat sterilized. Finish to suit, or leave them bare. The wood will last much longer if treated with an oil, oil based stain or paint.
These re-purposed shipping containers fold for easy transport.
Is the best part the immediate gratification or the fact that you couldn't build your own at these prices?
Harry's testimonial: "I love the dozen raised beds. I purchased 24 of them, stained them with a low VOC product, sealed them with bees-wax soy compound, put PVC in all 4 corners to hold hoops if needed...and lined them with a plastic to keep dirt off the wood! In my 3rd year and loving it."
Many others have testified that they are delighted with them as well.
$16 each bed
Standard beds are 45" long x 29.5" wide 7.5" deep. (4 boards)
They don't look brand new but they are still in very handsome. They contained items shipped from Europe and many will have evidence of the journey. Often these can be purchased by the board so you can make your own shapes. $5 per 45" board & $3 per 29.5" board.
Reclaimed timbers now available too. Douglas Fir, the hardest of the soft woods. Heat sterilized, not chemically treated. Great for a multitude of outdoor projects. Benches, furniture, pergolas, landscape edging and of course raised garden beds. Most of the timbers were bolted together in their past life and have 5/8" countersunk holes in places.
Flimsy metal landscape edging costs about $1/foot. For the same price you could use timbers and protect dog paws & mower blades. Drive a couple bolts through the existing holes and viola! Use the holes to support posts for bird feeders, solar lights, torches or pink flamingos.
Hundreds of bolts, nuts, washers and all-thread are also available. A creative person could bolt them back together and make all sorts of things. Think big tinker toys. I've only made a headboard so far, but I've got an extensive to-do list.
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