|Fig.1 The plan|
Assembled by Jag
Supplies and Tools:
Chip brush; one time use
Copper-Green Wood Preservative Spray
Leather work gloves
Star Flat Head Wood Deck Screws #10 - 2-1/2 in. (Torx bit included)
Pressure Treated Lumber HF Brown Stain 2 inch x 6 inch x 8 feet (3)
Titebond Original Wood Glue, 16 fluid ounces
Jag stopped by his local The Home Depot for a special raised garden bed that he wanted to make for his wife. He came to the Anaheim Super Store - Lumber/Building Materials area for information and lumber cuts for his project. He needed to understand the difference between Treated Wood and Douglas Fir dimension lumber.
This post shows the ten steps to assembling a special raised garden bed.
Step 1: Arrive at your nearest The Home Depot and talk to an associate. If your project involves working with wood, ask for the location of Lumber/Building Materials.
Step 3: He looked at several thicknesses of lumber to help him decide which wood would last longer. Jag also was inquisitive about what type of metal screws to use on his project. We discussed the hardware and decided to purchase (Fig.2) DeckMate Star Flat-Head Wood Deck Screws #10 2-1/2 inch.
|Fig.2 DeckMate star flat-head |
wood deck screws
Step 5: As the raised garden is being assembled, the cut portion of the treated lumber will need to be painted with a Copper-Green Wood Preservative. This preservative protects the wood against the weather and wood eating insects. The Home Depot also provides a Material Safety Data Sheet for your review.
Step 6: Floor assembly: Fig.3 shows that by placing the lumber on the floor, Jag saw how to secure the corner with two 2x6 lumber and where to drill the wood deck screws into the corner braces.
|Fig.3 The assembly #1|
|Fig.4 The assembly #2|
|Fig.5 Wood stacked second layer|
|Fig.6 stacked ready to assemble 2x6x4|
|Fig.7 Long pieces|
|Fig.8 Short pieces|
|Fig.9 The project|
|Fig.10 Side view finished product|
|Fig.11 Top view finished product|
|Fig.12 Job finished finished product|
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