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 127 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (115)
  • Durable (93)
  • Holding capacity (83)
  • Drains well (77)
  • Weather proof (67)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (14)
  • Difficult setup (9)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (91)
  • Growing seeds (40)
  • Plant transferal (22)
  • Household plants (7)
  • Deck (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (85), Getting started (25), Master gardener (11)

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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.

(1 of 1 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.

     
    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!

    (1 of 1 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.

        (1 of 1 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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Well designed garden bed

        By Shellye

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Drains Well
        • Easy Assembly For 2
        • Ergonomically Friendly
        • Holding Capacity
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Assemble In Final Spot

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants
        • Veggies Of All Kinds

        Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

        Great for seniors or those with challenges as the 29 "height saves your back & good wheelchair height. We are 66 & put the bed together w/o difficulty. Water proofed before assembly suggested by another reviewer. Make sure you assemble bed where you want it as it is very heavy to move assembled! We have already harvested lettuce & herbs after a few weeks!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Requested Review

        By MBS

        from western Massachusetts

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Drains Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Assemble
        • Metal Arrived Bent
        • No Quality Inspection
        • Split Caused By Screws
        • Wood Arrived Split

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

          I was disappointed with the apparent lack of quality inspection prior to shipping. The split wood and bent metal were not damage caused by shipping but during the construction of the product. After fixing the bent metal, the task of inserting dozens of screws upon final assembly, upside-down, for a short person was not possible and required assistance of taller people or people who could climb in the box to complete the assembly.

           
          5.0

          Easy to construct

          By Linda

          from Westerville, OH

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Heavy / Bulky

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

            We were able to construct it fairly quickly. It looks good in the yard.

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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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