Make this 4- by 8-foot easy raised bed from 3 8-foot boards that you can have cut to size at the store. One 8-foot board needs to be cut into 2 4-foot sections. (To reduce the size to a 4- by 4-foot raised bed garden, simply have 2 8-foot boards cut into 2 4-foot sections.) To build it, all you do is screw the boards together at the corners. We used 2×12 boards for beds 12 inches deep, but 2×10 or 2×8 boards will also create beds deep enough for planting.
Download a printable pdf guide to building a Super Easy 4×8 Raised Bed and watch the how-to video below.
List of Materials
- 2 8-foot 2×12 boards
- 2 4-foot 2×12 boards
- 3½-inch deck screws
- 22 bags of Miracle-Gro® Raised Bed Soil
- cordless drill
To help ensure you get a big, bountiful harvest from your new raised bed, be sure to feed plants with Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Tomato, Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food throughout the season.