DIY Raised Garden Bed

If you want to grow your own vegetables, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to the information described in this brief article. There are so many things that you could build for your home that will add value to your family, but you need to make sure the ends result will be professional and it will have a nice appearance.

Diy raised bed plans

Click here if you want to learn more about building a nice cold frame. A well-built cold frame will not only supply your family with fresh vegetables, but it will also enhance the look of your backyard.

If you want to grown vegetables during wintertime, you should install PVC arches and cover the raised bed with polyethylene foil. Make sure there are no gaps between the components. 



DIY Cold Frame Plans

If you want to grow your own vegetables, you should consider building a small raised garden bed, a cold frame and a greenhouse. According to your budget and woodworking skills, you could build all of them or focus on the basic requirements.

If you want to grow just herbs or lettuce, a raised garden bed or a simple cold frame are enough for your needs. Otherwise, if you should invest in building a medium-size greenhouse. Nevertheless, the first step of any garden project is a proper planning. Therefore, choose proper cold frame plans and buy quality materials.


Diy Cold Frame Plans

Building the cold frame

Building the cold frame

First, you should build the frame of the cold frame. As you can see in the image, you should use 1×6 boards and lock them together thoroughly. From our experience, tongue and groove boards are the best choice, as they connect together properly.

Lock the components together with 2×2 lumber and galvanized screws. We strongly recommend you to drill pilot holes trough the slats before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

Align the components at both ends, if you want to get the job done as a professional. In addition, fit a basic frame on the middle of the cold frame, to reinforce the whole structure properly.

Cold frame plans free

Cold frame plans free

Next, build a lid using 2×2 lumber, as in the image. Drill pilot holes trough the long components and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the short ones. In addition, cut a small Chanel in the frame, 3/4 x 3/4″.

Afterwards, cut two piece of polycarbonate and fit them inside the frame. Secure them into place with wood screws and wood glue.

After building the lid, you should secure it to the cold frame with metal hinges. Nevertheless, make sure you align the lid properly, before locking it into place. Check if the lid opens properly and install a vent opener if you want to save time. It is necessary to ventilate the diy cold frame during hot days, so installing a vent opener will reduce the work.

As you can see, choosing the right free cold frame plans and using proper materials (cedar, pine or redwood) is the right way to start a woodworking project. If you use quality tools and you know the basic techniques, the end result cannot be anything else but a success.

Diy Raised Bed Plans

If you want to build grow vegetables in your garden, but a garden raised bed is too simple for your needs, you should consider building a mini-greenhouse. As we will show you in this project, you just need to make a basic frame out of 2×6 lumber and to lock the components with 2×2 lumber at corners. Afterwards, you need to install arched pieces of PVC and cover the structure with film. In this manner, you can increase the temperature inside the mini-greenhouse and grow vegetables even in cold weather. Choose quality raised garden bed plans before starting the actual construction.


Diy Raised Bed Plans

Build a covered raised bed

Build a covered raised bed

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the mini-greenhouse. Use 2×6 lumber slats to build the frame and 2×2 slats to lock the components into place.

Drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting and insert 3″ galvanized lag screws. Countersink the head of the screws, to get a nice appearance.


Build a raised garden bed 

Diy raised bed plans

Diy raised bed plans

Continue the project by digging holes into the ground and setting the raised bed into place. Install landscaping fabric inside the garden bed and fill it with soil.

If you really want to create a mini-greenhouse, you should install hoop arched, using 1/4″ PVC. Set the arches into place and cover them with polyethylene film. Work with attention and with great care, if you want to get the job done as a professional.


There are many things you should take into account when building a raised garden bed by yourself  First of all, you need to use quality lumber and professional plans. Use proper tools to make the cuts and check if the corners are right-angled.


Raised Garden Bed Plans

If you want to start a small vegetable garden in your backyard, you should pay attention to this tutorial. In order to get the job done properly, you could plant the vegetables in a greenhouse, to protect them from bad weather, or in a raised garden bed. Irrespective of your choice, you should plan the wooden construction with great attention, from the very beginning.

In this article, we show you basic plans for building a garden bed. As you will see in the step by step tutorial, you just need to cut a few boards, build a simple frame and secure it into place. There are also lots of improvements you could do to your woodworking project, such as covering it with PVC arches and polyethylene film. In this manner, you could transform the raised bed to a mini-greenhouse and grow vegetables even in cold weather. Moreover, you should also build a simple cold frame, to protect the plans from bad weather.


Garden Bed Plans Free

Building a raised garden bed

Building a raised garden bed

After choosing raised garden bed plans, you have to buy the materials and gather the tools. The construction of the raised garden bed starts with assembling the wooden frame. Therefore, use 2×6 boards and 4×4 posts. As you can notice in the image, you need to attach the slats to the posts and lock them together with lag screws.

Don’t forget to drill pilot holes trough the slats, to prevent the wood from splitting. Align the board with great attention, as there should be no gaps between the wooden components.

Raised garden bed plans

Raised garden bed plans

After assembling the components together and locking them tightly with screws, you should secure the frame into place. Choose a proper location for the garden bed (it has to get enough light, otherwise the plants won’t develop properly).

Dig 12″ deep holes in the ground and fit the frame into place. The posts should fit properly inside the holes and the frame should be perfectly level. Fill the holes with soil and compact it properly.



Afterwards, you could install landscaping fabric inside the frame, in order to protect the components from decay and to keep the weeds away from your plants. Fill the raised bed with soil and plant vegetables.

If you want to seat while taking care of the plants, you could attach nice 2×4 trims to the top edges of the raised bed. Align the trims into place and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Don’t forget to countersink the head of the screws and to fill the holes with wood putty.