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Raised Garden Bed for Kids



Every kid has their own idea of the perfect outdoor space made just for them. For my youngest son, it was to have his very own personal garden. This little garden is a perfect place for him to learn responsibility and grow his very own fruits and veggies to enjoy!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Download the printable plans to build this project.

    2. Step: 2

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      Assemble the front and back portions of the garden bed by drilling 1 1/2" pocket screws into the 2x6 boards and attaching to the 4x4s with 2 1/2" pocket screws.

    3. Step: 3

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      Finish off the lower portion of the garden by attaching the sides with 2 1/2" pocket screws.

    4. Step: 4

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      Add cedar boards to the top of the garden to allow a place to rest arms and set tools while gardening.

    5. Step: 5

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      Attach a 2x4 flush with the tops of the 4x4s for the lattice to attach to.

    6. Step: 6

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      Measure and cut the lattice to size with a circular saw.

    7. Step: 7

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      Attach the lattice to the back of the garden box using 1" narrow crown staples. Sand down the entire garden box with 120 and 220 grit sandpaper.

    8. Step: 8

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      Plant desired vegetables and fruits based on the season and your area.

    9. Step: 9

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      If desired, add a handmade sign to make the kids feel even more special about their personal garden space.

    10. Step: 10

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      If planting herbs or small potted plants, attach the pots to the 4x4 boards in the back with 6" vertical garden pot holders.

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Raised Garden Bed for Kids

by Addicted 2 DIY
Jun 17, 2017
Medium f328571b 3b0e 42a2 a18a e60b6af7fef0

Every kid has their own idea of the perfect outdoor space made just for them. For my youngest son, it was to have his very own personal garden. This little garden is a perfect place for him to learn responsibility and grow his very own fruits and veggies to enjoy!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Download the printable plans to build this project.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge c394267b 33da 483d 95cc 37d4b6df6c32

    Assemble the front and back portions of the garden bed by drilling 1 1/2" pocket screws into the 2x6 boards and attaching to the 4x4s with 2 1/2" pocket screws.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge ec44c3cd 32e9 4490 9c17 fcfbd92738be

    Finish off the lower portion of the garden by attaching the sides with 2 1/2" pocket screws.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge bdc73685 3087 4e97 88ba 3ceddbd10931

    Add cedar boards to the top of the garden to allow a place to rest arms and set tools while gardening.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 5e79c9d8 97c8 4c34 a04e dbf5b6263e73

    Attach a 2x4 flush with the tops of the 4x4s for the lattice to attach to.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge a6cc22db cbf4 412e b6f5 b113becf15c0

    Measure and cut the lattice to size with a circular saw.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge e50c07c7 c999 4451 b825 a9bada8ee8c6

    Attach the lattice to the back of the garden box using 1" narrow crown staples. Sand down the entire garden box with 120 and 220 grit sandpaper.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge b27ebbf8 70b8 4847 a472 9bfab495318f

    Plant desired vegetables and fruits based on the season and your area.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge e4c5f5fc da02 453e 8dbc 5b499348f4c1

    If desired, add a handmade sign to make the kids feel even more special about their personal garden space.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge 70612772 9b1f 481a a721 4abb01a99589

    If planting herbs or small potted plants, attach the pots to the 4x4 boards in the back with 6" vertical garden pot holders.