Rustic Raised Beds: Nice raised beds

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Rustic Raised Beds

By Englishgardener
December 5, 2016

There are many benefits to using raised beds. Here's one way to make a nice attractive rustic raised bed.

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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
Dec 10, 2016 5:06 PM CST
I love the landscape timbers you used for your beds. Did you use 3 1/2" screws to attach the layers together too? Were they long enough? I can see where they'd be long enough for the corners.

I have a couple timbers I was thinking of using for a bed too but didn't think 3 1/2" were long enough.
Name: Brian Halse
Orange, CA (Zone 10a)
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Dec 13, 2016 1:55 AM CST
3 1/2" screws are fine as long as you counter drill 1 1/2" deep with a drill bit slightly larger than the head size of the screw.
You will need an extended screwdriver bit to drive the screw home.
Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
Dec 13, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Ok, now that makes sense! That is definitely something I can do. I have a nice box of 3 1/2"screws I was lamenting ever needing again. OMG another project for next summer. The list just keeps getting longer and longer!

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