Making Raised Beds

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GardenShed

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Making Raised Beds
« on: June 07, 2013, 19:55 »
Im making raised beds with lengths of decking board.  For the corner posts will it be sufficient to use 30cm batons that are about 1 inch by 2 inch?

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Re: Making Raised Beds
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 22:10 »
I'd go for 2x2 myself, it's a bit more sturdy. 30cm should be ok to hold it in place - on my clay I've tended to go a tad longer as otherwise I would be digging deeper than the stakes to turn and fluff up the soil.

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Re: Making Raised Beds
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 22:19 »
We used 2 x 2 and left them 45 cm for the deck board beds.  We left them 60 cm for the scaffold board beds.

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Re: Making Raised Beds
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 22:35 »
Agree with Surbie and Eblana. It's a lot of weight, especially when wet... :)
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Re: Making Raised Beds
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 01:17 »
OK thanks for the advice. Shame cos I have a load of battons that are about 1 x 2!

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Re: Making Raised Beds
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2013, 02:00 »
You could double them up?

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Re: Making Raised Beds
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 13:09 »
You could double them up?

That's what Brian does when he wants thicker wood, sticks and screws 2 together!

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Re: Making Raised Beds
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 23:58 »
I used used 6ft scaffold boards off ebay at 2.50 each
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