Home Depot had these 8′ timbers on sale for $1.97 each over Memorial Day weekend, so we bought nine of them.
First, we laid three 8′ timbers on top of one another.
After pre-drilling the holes in each end, we used a 3/8″ x 8″ screw to attach the timbers together.
I say “we” used the screws….meaning Mark used the screws. Because he’s strong and I’m not. We did this for another set of three 8′ timbers, which gave us our long sides of the bed.
Then, we cut the remaining three timbers in half, which gave us six 4′ pieces for the ends. Mark drilled the holes and screwed those together as well.
To attach the ends to the sides, we used inside corner braces and more screws. This package was about $6 at Ace Hardware.
Mark screwed them into the middle timbers in each corner.
And voila! Attached!
It’s a simple, yet inexpensive garden bed that is now ready to be prepped for planting!
Total cost of our garden bed:
- Eight 8′ x 4′ timbers @ $1.97 each = $15.76
- Eight 3/8″ x 8″ screws @ $1.38 each = $11.04
- Pack of four inside corner brackets = $5.99
- TOTAL: $32.79
Stop by tomorrow to see how we’re getting the soil ready, and what we’re planting first!
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