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Picture of Simple Raised Herb Garden

This is an easy to make herb garden. Total cost of materials was approximately $150 but I also had a few things at home already (staples, screws, wood glue). The plans can very easily be adjusted. The wood I purchased from Lowe's was already pre-cut into lengths.

*Please do the staining in a well ventilated area as the fumes can be overwhelming.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

Tools and Materials:

  • (6) 6"x2'x3/4" wood (I used oak)
  • (6) 6"x3'x3/4" wood (oak)
  • (8) 4"x2'x3/4" legs (oak)
  • Wood for upper ledge
  • clamp
  • spacer (I used a paint stir)
  • wood glue
  • Pre-stain (optional)
  • wood stain
  • polyurethane (optional)
  • Coarse thread 1.25" screws (i used a 1" but needed larger)
  • kreg jig
  • impact wrench or driver
  • landscaping fabric
  • staple gun
fran=13 months ago
what did you use on the inside to preserve the wood?or did you use anything at all.
JonM19 (author)  fran=13 months ago
I need to go back and stain the inside. I had promised my wife the garden for too long and didn’t get around to it. The Polystain will work great since the polyurethane in the mix will be a great protectant.
KonaGirl19614 months ago
I think I’ll try this with a bit of modifications to use as a base for a glass table. I’ll post picture if it gets completed and is worthy!
Such a lovely garden planter :)
So the fabric and staples are holding up the soil? Does that hold up pretty well over time?
JonM19 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick4 months ago
yes the staples into the fabric are holding up the soil. I ended up doing 2 layers of fabric after stapling the 1st layer in so its stronger. Seems to hold up well.
lejiii JonM194 months ago
looks nice! just wondering how long you have had it up? would the fabric need to be replaced after a year or 2? I have not had too much luck with it lasting in the garden past one season, but that is surface use to keep weeds out of the tomatoes...
JonM19 (author)  lejiii4 months ago
I’ve only had it up for about a month so I’m not sure how well the fabric will hold up. I know they sell different grades (quality) of fabric so that might play a little bit of a role in the longevity. Though the fabric could easily be replaced each year since it is only a few inches of soil and the soil should be replaced each year too.
lejiii JonM194 months ago
cool! thanks for the quick reply. Have a great day.

audreyobscura4 months ago
This came out great! Thanks for another reason for me to buy a pocket hole jig!