Ask a question

The Bunnings Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

Jarrah planter boxes

Cultivating a Following
Cultivating a Following

Elevated planter boxes layered with Jarrah wood chips, pea straw, sheep manure, and good soil for a thriving vegetable garden.





The project


We built these planter boxes from Jarrah end pieces found at an auction. They are solid and heavy. 


I was inspired by mdstorrs's Tall man raised garden bed for vegetables and my son built the boxes after I modified the design. He isn't a carpenter but did a beautiful job. Luckily we live near Bunnings, he needed an impact drill and new drill bits for the Jarrah. He planned everything and made templates for the drill holes.


The planter box is 40cm deep, and the bottom board covers the base. The salvaged posts we used were not square, and many of the boards were either shorter or bent in places, but the garden beds still look terrific.




We put Jarrah wood chips in first for drainage, then pea straw, sheep manure, and then layers of good soil with sheep manure.










How to build a raised garden bed


Grow your own garden in raised garden beds by following this step-by-step guide to building a raised garden bed by Horticulturist and Workshop member Adam Woodhams.


For beginners, Adam has also shared a step-by-step guide to building a simple raised bed, while MitchellMc shared how to build a raised garden bed using pallets


Popular raised garden beds


A raised garden bed can help improve the quality and quantity of home-grown fruit and vegetables. Find great ideas for your D.I.Y. raised garden bed in our Top 10 most popular raised garden beds.


Why join the Bunnings Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects