Flower Bed made from 2x4s Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about flower bed made from 2x4s plans. I have designed this super simple flower bed with two tiers so you can grow your favorite colorful plants in your own garden. You can easily adjust the size and design of the flower bed to suit your needs. See my other DIY projects HERE.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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Flower Bed made from 2x4s Plans

Building a raised flower bed

Building a raised flower bed

 

Materials

  • A – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 8 pieces – 69 1/2″ long BOX
  • B – 3 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 14″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 21″ long STAKES
  • D – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long PLANTER BOX
  • E – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 47 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 52 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 76 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 26 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 28″ long, 2 pieces – 31 1/2″ long TRIMS

Tools

Time

  • One Weekend

 

 

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How to build a flower bed from 2x4s

Assembling the main frames

Assembling the main frames

The first step of the project is to build the frames for the flower bed. Therefore, cut the 2×4 boards at the dimensions shown in the diagram and lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the 48″ boards and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular ones. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.

Assembling the raised flower bed

Assembling the raised flower bed

Fit the 2×2 supports to the corners. You can use 2×4 for the supports, as well. Clamp the supports to the four frames and leave no gaps between them. Drill pilot holes through the corner posts and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frames.

Fitting the corner supports for the top box

Fitting the corner supports for the top box

Next, fit the 2×2 supports for the top planter. Use a spirit level to plumb the supports and 2 1/2″ screws to secure them into place.

Building the top box

Building the top box

Continue the project by attaching the 2×4 boards to the supports. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2′ screws to secure them into place tightly.

Fitting the flower bed trims

Fitting the flower bed trims

Next, fit the 2×4 trims to the raised garden bed. Make the angle cuts to the trims and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the trims.

Top box trims

Top box trims

 

Fit the trims to the top planter. Use screws to secure the trims into place.

How to build a raised flower bed

How to build a raised flower bed

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and make sure the joints are sturdy. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and apply a few coats of stain/paint. If you are going to grow vegetables, make sure you use food safe products. In addition, avoid using pressure treated lumber if you are using it for growing vegetables.

Raised Flower Bed made from 2x4s Plans

Raised Flower Bed made from 2x4s Plans

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