When we moved into this house, there were raised planter beds constructed out of wood. They were very quickly destroyed by termites. There’s a saying here in town – ‘there are two kinds of houses, houses that have termites and those that are going to have termites.’
Our raised beds are constructed from 4×4 redwood posts sunk into the earth 10″ in each of the corners (except the two that but up against the block wall). The two mid-section posts are not buried. They are there to provide a place for the overlapping panels to screw into.
The side panels are 26″ wide x 6′ long corrugated metal roof panels. We cleared the rock down to the earth surface in an effort to bury the panels a couple of inches so Miss Roxy’s digging is harder to accomplish.
Each panel is attached to the posts with screws.
We added 40″ long 1/2″ electrical conduit pounded into the ground at 2′ intervals to keep the weight of the soil from pushing the panels out.
We will be picking up compost this weekend to fill the beds. Once filled, the last bit of construction will be to add redwood 2x6s on the top edges to create a place to sit.
I’M SO EXCITED!