Build a stone raised garden bed
Build a raised garden bed from natural rough-cut stone that blends perfectly into the landscape. Using standard tools and a diamond-grit circular saw blade you can build this project in two weekends and it is a suitable project for beginners.
Tools and materials required
- Circular saw
- Cold chisel
- Rubber mallet
- Safety glasses
- Tuckpointing tool
- Utility knife
- 3m 2×4
- Landscape fabric
Raised bed and garden
If one of your family members loves plants and flowers, why not build this raised bed? It not only allows you to get just the right soil mix for healthy plants but also reduces back strain, because you don’t have to bend over so far to tend it. The natural stone walls also look great and are easy to build. The rough, randomly stacked stone softens with time and weathering, growing more attractive as it ages.
In this project, we’ll show you the easiest, most time-efficient way to build a stone planter that will last for decades. We’ll also offer tips for sorting and placing stones so you end up with great-looking stonework. You can use these techniques to build a raised garden bed of any shape and size.
This project doesn’t require any special skills, but it does require a bit of muscle to lift the stones. The only specialty tool you’ll need is a diamond blade (sold at home centres) in your circular saw. Our 1.2m x 4.8m planter took two of us about 16 hours to complete.