Gardening

How to Build a Strawberry Pyramid

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Celebrate strawberry season by building this simple, elegant strawberry pyramid in an afternoon. Cut the lumber yourself if you have some woodworking experience or make it easy by having the boards pre-cut at your local home improvement store. Next, be sure to choose a sunny spot in your yard – strawberry plants do best with 8 hours of full sunlight. (For best sun, position the pyramid so that one corner, instead of an entire side, is facing north.) Then watch the video, scroll down for instructions, or download our printable PDF guide to build our strawberry pyramid. And throughout the season, be sure to feed your strawberry plants with Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Tomato, Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food to help them produce lots of big, luscious berries.

Estimated Time: 2-3 hours (Less if you have wood pre-cut)

Project Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

List of Materials

  • 1 – 2 x 4 x 8 board (treated or exterior grade)
  • 4 – 2 x 6 x 8 boards (treated or exterior grade)
  • 3-inch deck screws (44)
  • 2-inch galvanized corner braces (4)
  • 6-7 cubic feet (4-5 bags) of Miracle-Gro® Raised Bed Soil
  • 32 strawberry plants

List of Tools:

  • miter saw or circular saw*
  • drill/driver
  • scissors or utility knife
  • square
  • measuring tape
  • shovel

* or can have lumber pre-cut at home improvement store per dimensions in Parts List

Parts List (see Cutting Diagram below):

PartQuantitySize
Base Side Rails21 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 36
Base End Rails21 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 36
Second Level End Rails21 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 42
Second Level Side Rails21 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 22
Third Level End Rails21 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 31
Third Level Side Rails21 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 11
Top End Rails21 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 17
Top Side Rails21 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2

Finished Dimensions

  • Height: 20 inches
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Depth: 39 inches

 

Design by Chris Hill.