Build a raised bed in the garden
Build with wooden strips a raised bed that will potentiate your gardening ideas!
Do you have a small balcony or a garden but lacking in gardening ideas? Would you like to be able to grow your own vegetables? Learn how to build a raised bed that will allow you to grow any type of vegetable or plant.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Construction adhesive (UniBond One For All)
- 6 plywood strips
- 4 brackets
- Plastic foil
- White spirit
- Cartridge gun
- A cloth
Get the Materials
You will need construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All), plywood strips, a jigsaw, brackets, a cloth, sandpaper, a cartridge gun, a hammer, a cloth and plastic foil.
Cut the strips
Place the jigsaw blade at 45º to cut three plywood strips (90x21x2400 mm) in half, so you have six pieces of 90x21x1200 mm. From the remaining strips (90x21x2400 mm) cut six pieces of 90x21x700 mm, also with an angle of 45º. With no angle, from the 63x63x1000 mm strips cut six pieces of 67x67x270 mm, which you’ll use as internal pillars.
Sand and clean the wooden strips
Smoothen the wooden strips with sandpaper and clean the area to be glued with a wet cloth. Then, clean the bracket with white spirit in order to remove dust and grease.
Insert the brackets
Insert the brackets vertically into the ground according to the length and width of the wooden strips.
Build the frames with wooden strips I
Using the cartridge gun, apply a cord of construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) in vertical strands on the inside of the bracket.
Build the first row with the wooden strips. Apply construction adhesive (e.g. Unibond One For All) to the top of the wooden strips to build the next frame. Repeat the process for the third layer.
Apply the plastic foil I
Before you apply the plastic foil, please wait 24 hours until the adhesive is fully cured. Inside of the frame, apply vertical strands of adhesive.
Apply the plastic foil II
Press the foil into the bed of adhesive. Fill the raised bed in your garden with soil to the top.