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Build a Rolling Raised Bed Garden

A raised bed on wheels is a garden on the go.

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
  • Drill
  • Four casters (two locking)
  • Wood stain
  • Brush
  • 6 feet weed-blocking bed liner

Step 1

Lay 2×6 boards side by side; place 1×4 boards 4 inches from both ends. Fasten with 2-inch screws.

Step 2

To create a rectangular box section, fasten two 1×6×38½-inch cedar boards to two 1×6×18-inch boards using 3½ -inch screws.

Position the longer boards outside the shorter boards. Make two more.

Step 3

Insert piece from Step 1 into one box frame with crossboards on the bottom.

Recess the bottom using a 1½-inch piece of scrap wood for even spacing.

Fasten bottom to box section using 2-inch screws every 6 inches.

Step 4

Add remaining box sections. Put a 13-inch 2×4 in each corner, even with the bottom of the box. The boards will be 2 inches shorter than the top of the box. Fasten with 3½ -inch screws.

Step 5

Stand box on 4×4 posts.

Fasten posts from inside the box using four 3½ -inch screws for each post.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Fasten casters to base of posts using 2-inch screws. Stain cart to desired colors. Line box and fill with soil.


Attach two locking casters to one short side of the raised bed, and two regular casters to the other side.


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