Diy Raised Garden Beds Cheap

This is the complete video of them putting together all the raisedbed gardening boxes. We quickly put together the boxes in one morning before they left on a job. I can’t wait to get vegetables growing in them.

The guys are building several raised garden beds out of recycled metal. We left them at 36″. The plan is to fill them about 3/4s of the way with local yard waste we can get free from the recycling center.

You might check with your area recycling center. If they don’t have mulch you can pick up, you could try calling local tree service guys. Many times you can get mulch cheap from them. I’m also filling the bottom of the bins with trees and brush from cleaning up the park.

We wanted to do a video with all the garden beds being done, because with each one they learn new tips and tricks.

The material cost for each diy garden bed would be less than $100 if you had to buy all the material, but I bet if you looked around you’d be able to find someone with metal they want to get rid of.

⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️
00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Using recycled metal to build corrugated metal raised garden beds
01:00 Plan to leave them 3 foot high, but you could cut the metal in half
02:05 Using rake and corner for the corner of each box
03:00 Material needed for each box
04:30 We are not using any wood it the boxes because the wood will rot
09:00 Phil is doing the putting together now.
14:54 First Garden box is complete
15:17 Talking about rabbit fertilizer
15:42 Putting together the second garden bed
16:00 They are using a 2by to hold the metal together while screwing
18:00 And the next one, this one they have to patch the holes
20:20 They are screwing each corner piece right into the ribs
21:20 Great way to use leftover material, or even for you to pick up cheap or free material and end up with damn near free garden beds.
22:45 Sheet is a perfect patch for the holes in the metal
24:00 Best way to put them together is put one long side and the two wide sides, then add the other long side.
25:00 You can use the 2by to apply pressure while putting the screws in, also keeps you from screwing your partner.
27:06 Use the J-channel to secure the middle panel so the box will be more stable. Also, gives you 2 growing boxes.
30:00 See even pro-builders have problems
34:24 Be an American not an American’t

Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show you how I solve problems. Let’s make things better together.

Get up early to take on a project that we’re talking about doing. I was going to build my woman in my life above ground areas to grow. So what we’re going to do is use the scrap materials that we have. Metal.

And we talked about whether or not the three foot will be too high, and we’re going to give it a shot that would be about this high. It’s kind of high but most of them are around that high. 24. But we’re going to this high and we’re not going to fill it full of dirt the bottom part will be wood chips and such we can get for free. And then the I can buy uh… there’s a gentleman that I’ve done work with.

He said that he could get me topsoil for $300 a big dump truck load. So that’s what we’re going to do. So the goal is here is to use up these scrap pieces from other jobs. And what I’m going to do is try to pick out ones that already have holes in them because it won’t matter if it has holes, and uh, we’re going to make them the sides eight foot long. The ends three foot long, and then there’ll be a middle divider. That’ll be three foot also.

So we’re going to do that first. And then we’ll get the pieces on the corner, which is these pieces right here, which is actually called Rake and Corner and we’ll cut those three foot long and then we’ll have two pieces of j-channel those will be three foot long. That’s what we’re going to do next.

“Got all of them we need?”

One, two, three, four, three of two of them are 32s and two of them are 36s. All right. So we cut all the metal, two panels that are long.

Three panels are short. Those are 32 because that’s what I had. Those were 36s, so we cut that and these are not exactly eight foot because I had some that were already seven foot four, seven foot two. So, we’re going to go ahead and use the scrap material this uh, are the stacks of j-channel, two pieces of j-channel, and four corner pieces this is a bunch of little pieces we’re going to put together so each one has four corners, two pieces of j-channel, two pieces of longer seven foot four, seven foot or eight foot and three pieces that are the width, which would be 32 to 36.

And we’re going to go move all this stuff where we can put it together in the back yard. And that’s what we’re doing next.

These are the screws. We’re going to use, John.

“You not using wood?”

No. I want to, no for wood pieces will rot. These are self-tapping wayfer head screw. It’s what we’re using to put it together.

“I don’t think that metal will hold up by itself, Phil.”

It’s not. It’s going to have one in the middle. Maybe we should have this on it. I got to figure out how…

“Put a 4×4 under it.”

“Hey, hey, hey.”

It won’t matter if there’s extra hold there. Let me have that 2×4. Clay, you’ve already stepped in the landmine.

“We’ve.”

See that corner over there? Ahhh, my battery’s dead. Ok, you missed. A dull one need more. Inside. We’ve got something living underneath that.

“Well, if just one of them would work.”

I think you’re below it.

“Here.”

“I don’t want your camera. Ya, dead center it just ain’t going. That piece of mine is moving too much.”

Well

“When I push it going away I don’t want to get your finger either. Mother fucker.”

It’s about speed. You need to get your speed up on the screw. That won’t go all the way through either.

“That bottom one’s not in. John, that bottom one is not in.”

“Ain’t like it matters, it ain’t going in.”

Why don’t you hold this. Let me do that.

Since I’m the star of the show.

“You can be the star.”

Kansas City star.

That’s what I are.

“You going to have to fill this thing with an aweful lot of dirt.”

No, it’s not going to be dirt about three quarters of it’s going to be woodchips that I get for free.

“You didn’t even have this thing squared up either.”

Ok, get it pretty much even from one end, top to bottom.

How’s it look on the bottom, we need wider or what do we need to do?

“Right there.”

Well, you were moving in the change the hole two times.

“What do you mean I was moving?”

It’s on camera.

“He’s just calling you old, John.”

No, he just ain’t never built something as weird as this is.

“I don’t see how it can work.”

All the confidence in the world.

“Not really, not in this.”

“John’s like thinking like it is going to fly away in a windstorm.”

“I don’t, not if he’s going to put dirt in it. Something is going to come flying out.”

“Oh, you just stepped in a landmine dad.”

I can’t help it, it’s everywhere.

“I just watched you step right in it.”

“Now, we got to keep this on the same as those down there?”

No, it’s not that important.

“Here, you can have that one.”

Yeah. OK. On the bottom.

“Yeah, I put it up through. It’s all the way down through theere.”

Next to the last. You need to push on that one.

“Well, I’m afraid too push. I’m afraid I’m going to get screwed.”

We got. We’re wider on the bottom.

“Here, I can get over there and hold it.”

“Well, if I had it right up against the metal down there. You need I thought you was going down to the bottom. I was holding down there.”

I know.

“John’s worried about getting screwed.”

Now, we’ll do the very bottom.

“I don’t see it nowhere.”

“He hasn’t put it in yet.”

You want to put your foot down there.

“Kinda sorta not really. I seen where you put the screw, and I put it right there.”

“You expect John to do this by hisself?”

No. Shoot no.

You got to get his confidence level up the it will actually work. He won’t have no enthusiasm for it. This you need to push it in there.

“My foot right above that rib.”

It need to go below it. Very bottom.

“I’m afraid that if you put John in there, he’s gonna get stuck in there.”

We’ve got to get a six foot ladder to climb in or out.

“My foot is right there.”

So I can with this. See that one got higher.

“Well, so did that side.”

We should do the same.

“Well, those two.”

No, listen to me. These two need to be the same height.

“That one there needs….”

I can adjust it. don’t have to be first ones always the roughest. Go get a six foot ladder Clay. Ok. We’ll we’ll just keep doing it. See that even a tomato plant I can reach a tall one.

“Not if you fertilze them right you can’t.”

Might not.

Get that ladder then. So anyway, I’m up. What I intend to do is fill this all up with wood chips.

And then put dirt on top, which I can get $300 for a…

“Dump truck.”

A big dump truck full and then she put whatever potting soil and fertilizer from there. Well.

“Better off if you find you a rabbit grower.”

A rabbit.

“Yeah.”

Although they charge for that stuff now.

“Oh, I know the best fertilizer you can get and I might can get you some for free.”

Cool, that’s the best price.

“You might have to drive to get it, Lincoln.”

The best nation is donation.

“Well, you can use on this side of it.”

Can you line it up right there? Line the corners up.

“There’s one there.”

You’ll have to put some patches on that.

Got a dull one.

“Couldn’t be three layers of metal?”

Maybe this stuff will go to pretty thick stuff. The screws do really well.

“We don’t got no shorter ones to go with this?”

Ah, just use the long ones. They’re stronger.

“Give me a screw right there, please.”

“Right there.”

Got it off right into the ribs.

“You want me to keep em on?”

Two short pieces on that one.

“Do what?”

Got to get some short pieces on that.

“This goes like this that right there looks like it’s, woops.”

That’s close. We’re going to stand that up.

After we get where we can to use it. Can you hold that, Clay?

“Yeah.”

“Use that one right there, covers up them two holes.”

All right let me have the other one. I don’t want to put screws in that. Let’s stand it up.

“That where you want to put it or you want to put it on that side? Cover up the holes?”

It’ll be fine right there. I’m officially out of screws.

“Are you officially out-out or you got more somewhere?”

I got some more.

“There you go, now you’re getting where you want.”

That’s good.

Yeah. What are we doing J-channel next?

“I thought he went to get it.”

“No, a battery.”

“Climb in there, monkey.”

Well, let’s just put it in there and put screws to it, and uh, we got. I though we had another long piece, but I guess we don’t.

“There’s just there’s two right here’s it, are the longest we got. That one there is long enough to pretty much take care of it. Let me get my board. You’re good. Barely, but you’re good. You want to put this one at the bottom?”

Either way, bottom or top.

“You want to put a screw at the bottom Dad?”

“You there, looks good, well no. Right there.”

Give me another piece of metal.

“How’d we get those turned around, backwards?”

It don’t matter.

“Put a screw somewhere right there feller.”

“Hang on I’ll lean in there.”

“I’ll climb in there. Oh ya man.”

Come on. Why is that being such a pain?

“That’s not in the bottom of there.”

Oh, that’s why.

Got to push it down.

Make these even.

“Sitting on a rock.”

“Pull it up.”

Lift this side.

“Pull it up, John.”

Hey just lift this side up.

“It’s an a rock. Still sitting on that damn rock. It’s not sitting on it right.”

“It’s hitting on them screws, wait there it is. There it is. That would have worked too. Yeah, Phil says screw it. That it fred?”

That’s it.

“You need to get out of it? Where you want this one? You ain’t gonna leave that one right there are you?”

Yeah. On the side of it, on the walkway.

“The reason I was wondering, you can’t get your mower through there.”

I got to move that I think.

“What… get mower where?”

“You put this truck on…”

“Well, you can use on this side of it.”

Can you line it up right there? Line the corners up.

“There’s one there.”

You’ll have to put some patches on that.

Got a dull one.

“Couldn’t be three layers of metal?”

Maybe this stuff will go to pretty thick stuff. The screws do really well.

“We don’t got no shorter ones to go with this?”

Ah, just use the long ones. They’re stronger.

“Give me a screw right there, please.”

“Right there.”

Got it off right into the ribs.

“You want me to keep em on?”

Two short pieces on that one.

“Do what?”

Got to get some short pieces on that.

“This goes like this that right there looks like it’s, woops.”

That’s close. We’re going to stand that up.

After we get where we can to use it. Can you hold that, Clay?

“Yeah.”

“Use that one right there, covers up them two holes.”

All right let me have the other one. I don’t want to put screws in that. Let’s stand it up.

“That where you want to put it or you want to put it on that side? Cover up the holes?”

It’ll be fine right there. I’m officially out of screws.

“Are you officially out-out or you got more somewhere?”

I got some more.

“There you go, now you’re getting where you want.”

That’s good.

Yeah. What are we doing J-channel next?

“I thought he went to get it.”

“No, a battery.”

“Climb in there, monkey.”

Well, let’s just put it in there and put screws to it, and uh, we got. I though we had another long piece, but I guess we don’t.

“There’s just there’s two right here’s it, are the longest we got. That one there is long enough to pretty much take care of it. Let me get my board. You’re good. Barely, but you’re good. You want to put this one at the bottom?”

Either way, bottom or top.

“You want to put a screw at the bottom Dad?”

“You there, looks good, well no. Right there.”

Give me another piece of metal.

“How’d we get those turned around, backwards?”

It don’t matter.

“Put a screw somewhere right there feller.”

“Hang on I’ll lean in there.”

“I’ll climb in there. Oh ya man.”

Come on. Why is that being such a pain?

“That’s not in the bottom of there.”

Oh, that’s why.

Got to push it down.

Make these even.

“Sitting on a rock.”

“Pull it up.”

Lift this side.

“Pull it up, John.”

Hey just lift this side up.

“It’s an a rock. Still sitting on that damn rock. It’s not sitting on it right.”

“It’s hitting on them screws, wait there it is. There it is. That would have worked too. Yeah, Phil says screw it. That it fred?”

That’s it.

“You need to get out of it? Where you want this one? You ain’t gonna leave that one right there are you?”

Yeah. On the side of it, on the walkway.

“The reason I was wondering, you can’t get your mower through there.”

I got to move that I think.

“What… get mower where?”

“You put this truck on…”

This is Phil Bridges, if you like what you saw and think it might be helpful to somebody else, push that like button and let other people know what you and I know, and we’ll work together toward making a brighter future. By the way, we’re not Amera-Can’ts we’re Americans. See you next time.

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