Recycled Raised Garden Beds

We are using metal left over from roofing and skirting jobs to build out raised garden beds. We kept them at 36″, plan to fill about 3/4 with mulch we can get from recycled yard waste.

The guys are putting together as many beds as they have material for. They learned from the first one to put the first 3 pieces of metal together and then make the box with the fourth side.

This is Phil’s wife. I have to say I LOVE how these have turned out. I don’t have to bend over to weed or take care of the plants once we get them filled. We ended up with 4, and he plans on making me at least 2 more.

⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️
00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Showing the first completed bed
00:45 They learned from the first one
01:45 You want to keep your corners lined up
02:30 Using the wood to hold the metal together until they can get the screws in.
03:10 Starting the next box
06:00 Almost assembly line at this point
06:38 Ready for the short end pieces
09:20 Covering the holes in that piece of metal
09:55 Putting the second side on
11:37 Securing the patch for the holes
12:10 They’re using j-channel for the middle piece to split the garden bed in half
14:26 Attaching the center metal sheet
19:28 Be an American not an American’t

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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. Ah, you need to use the wood.

“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…”

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