Build a Rolling Raised Bed Garden
A raised bed on wheels is a garden on the go.
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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.
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.