How to Build a Strawberry Pyramid

Strawberry Pyramid

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.

Estimated Time: 2-3 hours*
* less if you have wood pre-cut

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Approximate Cost: $115 (including plants; based on 2013 prices)

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 of 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):

Part Quantity Size
Base Side Rails 2 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 36
Base End Rails 2 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 36
Second Level End Rails 2 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 42
Second Level Side Rails 2 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 22
Third Level End Rails 2 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 31
Third Level Side Rails 2 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 11
Top End Rails 2 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 17
Top Side Rails 2 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2

Use this slideshow for step-by-step directions

Finished Dimensions:
Height: 20 inches
Width: 36 inches
Depth: 39 inches

Design by Chris Hill


Paul Gilr

Is it really safe to use pressure lumber for plants producing edible items?

Danielle Carroll

Hello Paul,
This publication is from the Univeristy of Missouri Cooperative Extension detailing the compounds in pressure treated lumber and its use for raised beds. Chemicals that were worrisome are not used in pressure treated lumber anymore. However, some raised bed gardeners still line the inside walls of the bed with plastic fabric. – Danielle, Bonnie Plants

Bob D

Really nice ,great ideal for those who would like to get started with strawberries

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