How to Build a Raised Bed with Benches

Have you ever wanted to make some raised beds? If so, have you ever thought about adding benches to them? This tutorial walks you through step by step instructions to make your very own raised beds with benches so that you can have one project serve multiple purposes.

Raised beds are a great alternative for anyone who has experienced back problems in the past. It is also a great way of avoiding back problems that many gardeners face from bending over for such long periods of time. It looks great in the yard and is easy to make whether or not you're a handyman. The entire project takes about a half a day of work or about 4 hours to complete.

If you're not comfortable cutting your own wood or if you just want a quicker method then you can buy pre-cut wood instead too. The best part is that it doesn't have to cost very much either, based on 2014 prices this project can cost as little as $95 if you buy treated lumber, and if you buy cedar instead it will cost around $250 but that's completely up to you. Of course cedar will last longer, but either one will do the trick.

If you are a handyman, you might even have all the supplies already, which means you can get started right away! There is a PDF version of the instructions that are super clear and easy to read, and there is also a video to show you exactly how to build this project if you're a more visual person. So go ahead and check out the tutorial and find out how you can build your very own raised bed with benches, so you can sit beside your plants and have a picnic with friends, or go ahead and pick the weeds.

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