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Making a Raised Garden: by Philip

 While on family leave with Abby and Baby Lee we enjoyed constructing a raised garden. Here is a materials list on photo documentation of the project. Enjoy! Materials for 1.5’ X 4.5’ X 16’ Raised Garden: (8) 16’ Trex boards (or other composite board products) (3) per side and (1) for the cap. If you want the cap to overhang then you will need to trim the 16 footers down to 15’-7” and leave the cap pieces at 16’. (4) 12’ Trex boards (or other composite board products) These will be cut to 4.5’ length in order to close the ends up. You will also create the caps for the 4.5’ sides from these boards. You will end up with some short pieces since you can only get 2 full end pieces out of a 12’ board but I ended up using these left over pieces to make the planter dividers. (2) 8’ Pressure treated 4x4s These will be used for creating the 16”