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Raised garden bed using Pine sleepers

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

This easy raised garden bed was built using Pine sleepers and the Whites Retain-iT range.



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The project


I built this raised garden bed using treated Pine sleepers and the Whites Retain-iT range for the posts. I used galvanised angle brackets to attach the side sleepers to the existing retaining wall.


I filled with garden soil and pea straw mulch and planted herbs.




I dug up the existing grass for this project. In hindsight, it wasn’t really warranted as I ended up planting only teeny-weeny herbs, so there is no way their roots will make it all the way down to 60cm and beyond. 


How to build a raised garden bed


Grow your own herbs 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




More garden bed projects


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 7 ways to build a raised garden bed and Top 10 most popular raised garden beds.

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Hi there, your project looks good. Did you use treated pine and if so what was it treated with 🤔 thankyou in advanced

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Hi @Lyndave,


Many thanks for joining in the discussion. I see @MitchellMc has assisted you with timber selection on your other post. Let me also tag @Neo19 so they are alerted to your question here. 


Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. I'm sure you'll find loads of helpful advice and project inspiration from our wonderful members. 




Making a Splash

Hi @Lyndave 


Welcome to Workshop community!


I have used these ACQ treated pine sleepers for this bed.


You can read a little more about the two most commonly available treated pine options  here..


Are you considering building a garden bed?


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