What We Did
This raised-bed salsa garden is deep enough for large plants such as peppers and tomatoes. The higher elevation makes gardening a back-saving stand-up job. To save time, have all the wood cut to length at the lumber yard. We stained our planter two shades of blue. The legs are made of sturdy 4×4 posts; wood stretchers at the base keep the planter from wobbling.
How to Build a Rolling Raised Bed
What you'll need:
- Three 2×6×37-inch cedar boards
- Two 1×4×16½-inch cedar boards
- Six 1×6×38½-inch cedar boards
- Six 1×6×16½-inch cedar boards
- Four 2×4×13-inch cedar boards
- Four 4×4×21½-inch cedar posts
- Two 2×4×28½-inch cedar boards
- Two 2×4×9½-inch cedar boards
- 2-inch exterior screws
- 3½-inch exterior screws
- Four casters (two locking)
- Wood stain
- 6 feet weed-blocking bed liner
Put remaining 2×4 boards between posts, positioning them ½ inch from the bottom of the posts. Drill through 2×4s into posts at an angle. Fasten crosspieces to posts using 3½ -inch screws.
Attach two locking casters to one short side of the raised bed, and two regular casters to the other side.