Farmer D Cedar Raised Bed Kit

Raised beds offer a host of advantages for edible gardening: control over soil conditions for less weeding, less fertilizing, optimal drainage and increased yield. You can also tailor the ideal soil conditions for each of your crops. Our bottomless raised-bed frames are made of hefty 2"-thick cuts of cedar for exceptional durability, and the kit includes all the hardware you need for quick assembly. Crafted of FSC-certified sustainable untreated Western Red Cedar that is naturally rot- and insect-resistant. 2"-thick boards form a 36" or 48" square bottomless frame to contain soil. Assembly required. Predrilled for easy assembly; all hardware included. 36" sq.: 9 1/4" high overall; 7-cu.-ft. cap. 48" sq.: 9 1/4" high overall; 15-cu.-ft. cap. Made following socially responsible, environmentally friendly business practices by a company that helps empower people to grow healthy foods and build sustainable communities. Handmade in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
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2.7
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(3 Reviews) 3
1 of 3(33%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Farmer D Cedar Raised Bed Kit
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Harp1049
March 23, 2014
Would You Recommend? No
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Degree of assembly difficulty
March 23, 2014
The planks come not "pre-drilled" but with "pilot holes" and no holes in the ends. What should've been a 45 minute job turned into a two hour task with a drill and socket wrench and one of the screw-bolts sheared off half way into assembly. Luckily it is not a piece of fine furniture and will serve it's purpose but I will not purchase another one.
Pros: Durable
Cons: Assembly
Review 2 for Farmer D Cedar Raised Bed Kit
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Suzanne555
,Brockton
,MA
July 20, 2013
Would You Recommend? No
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It was hard to assemble
July 20, 2013
I had to buy a special bit for my drill (they also suggest you use a socket wrench but that would've required quite a bit of strength). You need to attach one board to another. There are drilled holes in one piece, but you have to drill through to another piece - also requiring quite a bit of strength even with the electric drill. Plus, it was hard to keep all the boards at exact 45 degree angles. You need to be handy and fairly strong to put this together - or have a helper. I did it but it was hard.
Pros: Durable, Quality, material, Appearance
Cons: instructions, Assembly
Review 3 for Farmer D Cedar Raised Bed Kit
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Jughead
,Allison Park
,Pa
April 12, 2013
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great path to raised bed gardening
April 12, 2013
I bought this to use primarily to grow Kale, Lettuce, spinach and arugula. I use this as a small garden close to the house eliminating a longer walk to the main garden.
It's nice to pick fresh veggies for a supper salad.
I subsequently purchased a 2''X4' bed and the accompanying cold frames.
This was easy to assemble and a quality product. A little pricey but you only get what you pay for.
Don't know if you priced lumber recently but it ain't cheap and I couldn't find cedar boards anywhere nearby.
Pros: Quality, easy assembly, Durable, managable size, moveable
Cons: a little pricey