Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 8'
Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 8' Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 8'

Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 8'

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Exclusive | Easy-to-Tend Raised Garden is Handsome and Versatile

Bring your garden up to a whole new level! Our 2' x 8' elevated raised bed is easy to plant, tend and harvest without kneeling or bending. Plus, it offers creative landscaping opportunities. Set up one or more of these rectangular elevated beds around the edge of your patio to add privacy, or arrange several along a perimeter to create a garden "room". Like our other cedar raised beds, the sides are held in place with our sleek and sturdy aluminum corners. There's a false floor made of cedar slats, set 10" down from the top so there's plenty of root space for vegetables and flowers. Excess water drains through slats; vents in the sides allow air to circulate and excess moisture to evaporate.

  • Cedar with aluminum corners and imported fabric liner
  • 24" W x 96" L x 29" H
  • 2' x 8' Bed holds approx. 13 cubic feet (329 dry quarts) of container mix
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Elevated Cedar Raised Beds
 
4.6

(based on 130 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (118)
  • Durable (94)
  • Holding capacity (83)
  • Drains well (78)
  • Weather proof (68)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (15)
  • Difficult setup (11)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (93)
  • Growing seeds (40)
  • Plant transferal (22)
  • Household plants (7)
  • Deck (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (88), Getting started (25), Master gardener (11)

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3.0

Looks nice but a pain to put together!

By Ann

from Pennsylvania

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Difficult To Assemble
  • Heavy / Bulky

Best Uses

  • Outdoor Plants

Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

Two of the rails were bent in shipping. Had to pry them open. It was difficult to put together. None of the screws holes in the metal brackets lined up. Looks nice once it is done. I was planning on getting a second one, but probably won't purchase it.

 
5.0

Elevated Cedar Raised Beds

By Pollyanna

from Santa Fe, NM

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Best Looking Raised Beds
  • Drains Well
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • I Fill Them With Tomatoes
    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

    Because my soil is clay, I just purchased my 3rd and 4th because I love tomatoes so much. They look great outside my kitchen window, and this year I'm tenting them for earlier planting. These are superb!

     
    3.0

    Quality Control Slipping

    By Fred

    from Bakersfield, Ca

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Difficult To Assemble

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

      While I like the looks of the raised beds I ordered, I was really dissappointed with the quality of workmanship. These beds come partially assembled with the aluminum ends already connected to one side of the cedar planks. You would think that the aluminum end would be the same heigth as the cedar planks. Almost in every case, they weren't and some were much different in size than the others. That said, I had to dissassemble the assembled parts, shave and readjust before finishing the final assembly. While I like the loook now and I am certain these raised beds will serve me well for years to come, I was dissappointed with the quality of the workmanship.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Time will tell...

      By Colorado Gardner

      from Colorado

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Difficult To Assemble
      • Manufacturing Problems

      Best Uses

      • Flowers
      • Outdoor Plants
      • Veggies

      Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

      I purchased this product two years ago and then we decided to move...so I didn't assemble it until now. It was stored in the original boxes (never opened). I remember when I purchased this it was months late in arriving because the demand had been so high...so I suspect that the mfg issues were because they were trying to meet the demand and not paying as close attention to details. Whatever the cause...we had to redrill about half of the holes (where we could). The metal support bars were cut about 1/2 inch too short so we ended up having to "make" our own. what should have been a relatively fast assembly took much longer than anticipated because of these issues. I have having two more raised beds custom built out of similar materials...we shall see which ones outlast the other as the wood on this raised bed seems a bit thin...we shall see.

       
      5.0

      Elevated Cedar Raised Beds

      By Gardener in Texas

      from Dallas

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Drains Well
      • Holding Capacity
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • 2 Man Job To Assemble

      Best Uses

      • Great Design
      • Waist Level For Ease

      Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

      Purchased two elevated raised planters to allow my 86 year old father to enjoy his beloved gardening without the strain of bending. As it turns out, we all love it and it has provided a beautiful addition to our yard and hobby!
      Thank you.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Love but inadequate shipping packaging

      By Green Mountain Momma

      from Vermont

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Drains Well
      • Holding Capacity
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Difficult To Assemble
      • Heavy / Bulky
      • Inadequate Packaging

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

        I love this planter box now that we have it assembled. However, the packaging it is shipped in is not adequate. The metal that comes attached to the wood for quick assembly had three of the four corners bent because there wasn't enough protection around it. It should have included wooden protective corners to ensure it would arrive undamaged instead of just being placed in a cardboard box. We opted to try and bend the metal back into place as best we could with pliers instead of exchanging it because the chances of the replacement being damaged in the same manor was very high since it isn't packaged adequately. Due to this, it took us a really long time to assemble as the boards were not sliding into place very easily with the bent metal. I wouldn't recommend this to a friend until better packaging is provided for shipping.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful

        By SMB

        from Oak Park, IL

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Difficult To Assemble

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

        I will second what other commenters stated. The holes in the metal brackets do not line up with the predrilled holes in the wood. This made it a pain in the neck to assemble. We wound up drilling new holes. This is a simple quality control issue that should be communicated to the manufacturer. Not sure why it continues in spite of so many other comments.
        After it is assembled, it is beautiful and functional. I love not having to bend over and I'm not that old. It also adds an element of structure to a vegetable bed which can get really tangly looking by the end of the season. So after the hiccup of assembly, it is great!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        never too old to garden

        By gina

        from Swanton, VT

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants

          Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

          This is a good way for older people to be able to still garden when it's hard to kneel or bend.

           
          5.0

          Looks Great, and Functional Too

          By LindaMazz

          from Wilmington, MA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Holding Capacity
          • Sturdy
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds
            • Outdoor Plants

            Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

            This product is great for older folks who don't want a lot of weeding, bending and kneeling when gardening. It also works wonderful for avoiding wildlife eating the produce! We love it.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Substandard Wood

            By MO

            from Bellevue, WA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Drains Well
            • Height
            • Holding Capacity

            Cons

            • Deteriorates/Rots
            • Difficult To Assemble
            • Est Life Of The Product
            • Heavy / Bulky
            • High price
            • Substandard Material

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds
            • Outdoor Plants

            Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

            The pro of this product is the height. It is very nice that I can stand up and garden instead of stooping. The con is that the wood came with a huge gouge in it. For the price, this is unacceptable. I also wonder how long it will last. I put the cedar oil on it but it's wood and no doubt will eventually rot. IMO, better than getting BPAs in the soil from plastics but wish there was another option. One other thing is assembly, the product is heavy and awkwardly huge. Unless you have great physical strength, the assembly and positioning requires two people.

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            • No time for a traditional, in-ground vegetable garden? A raised bed is a shortcut to a plentiful harvest, even in the first year.
            • Sometimes, our customers come up with a great idea and our designers take it to the next level. The most recent example is our Cedar Cold Frame, designed to fit atop the 2x8 Elevated Cedar Raised Bed.
            • How to grow your own vegetables and keep your plants healthy and vigorous.
            • Gardener's Supply Company does business with hundreds of suppliers in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. But our largest and most important supplier is right here in Vermont.
            • Learn how to plan, plant and tend your own super-productive, raised-bed vegetable garden.
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