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Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 8'

Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 8'
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$339.00
$299.89
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Description

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.

Specifications

  • 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
  • Includes free planting guide
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

Reviews

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Elevated Cedar Raised Beds
 
4.6

(based on 135 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (122)
  • Durable (97)
  • Holding capacity (86)
  • Drains well (81)
  • Weather proof (71)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (16)
  • Difficult setup (12)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (98)
  • Growing seeds (43)
  • Plant transferal (23)
  • Household plants (7)
  • Deck (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (91), Getting started (27), Master gardener (11)

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5.0

I Love My New Garden Bed!

By Johndar

from Lake Elsinore, CA

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds
    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

    I am soooo happy I found this website. I had been looking for a solid, well-made, easy-to-assemble raised garden bed and this is exactly what I have found! It looks great in our backyard and holds just the right amount of soil. My husband put it together in no time. We painted the cedar oil on the boards first before putting it together. What a pretty color it turned the wood. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who wants a raised garden bed delivered to them that is well made and worth the money.

     
    2.0

    Bottom fell apart!

    By MS

    from Burlington, VT

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Drains Well
    • Holding Capacity

    Cons

    • Deteriorates/Rots
    • Difficult To Assemble

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

    I purchased this bed 2 summers ago. Shipping was delayed and delayed.. so eventually I ended up finishing a couple at Garneder's Supply store in Burlington. Installation was a bit painful but we were so psyched to have beds finally installed. Wood really should be weatherproofed before installations. We were too late do this inside and out but YOU SHOULD!
    This summer decided to replace some of the soil. I removed part of the soil (wood looked pretty bed under it). When I went to add new topsoil in, one side of the plywood that held the soil up CRUMBLED apart. You can grab the pieces and they just crumble apart in your hand. I guess now they use cedar planks instead. I am currently waiting to get those planks so I can finish up my gardening. I really hope that my other 2 beds won't collapse in the middle of the growing season....

     
    5.0

    This is a back-saver and eye-pleaser!

    By The Vehement Vegan

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Back-saver
    • Drains Well
    • Easy to build
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

    • Double-check Pre-assembly

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds
    • Natural Wall Barrier
    • Outdoor Plants
    • Plant Transferal

    Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

    These beds, albeit a little pricey, are very nicely built and truly save one's back in terms of their height and not having to stoop down all the time to tend to the plants' needs. They are aesthetic, built well and very sturdy. They also make for a very nice wall/barrier for your garden if you have dogs that do not belong past a certain point such as where your vegetables and fruit are growing! We have three of these and are very pleased with them. If you are considering cultivating vegetables or simply want a decorative flower bed, I highly recommend these raised beds.

     
    4.0

    Just what I expected--in a good way!

    By Barnacle

    from providence ri

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Heavy / Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds
    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

    I bought a 2x8 bed, and although the shipping took a bit longer than expected (it took 2 weeks when I expected 7 days), the product meets my expectations. It wasn't very difficult to assemble for someone who is moderately handy. A surface that is as level as possible is key for setting it up, and an electric/battery drill/screwdriver is best. The set-up would be faster with 2 people but I constructed the bed on my own one evening after work and from start to finish--setting out components, reading instructions, assembling, and cleaning up--it took me about an hour. I had to plane one of the planks for a proper fit for the bed floor. I did not use the included bed liner, rather, I lined the bed with alfalfa straw and dried leaves. The bed will be ready for planting tomorrow when I add my dirt/compost mix. The bed could be a bit deeper, but I am satisfied with the product for its good-looks and because it lends itself well to urban gardening where space and light is valuable.

     
    4.0

    Beautiful Cedar Raised Bed

    By none

    from Silver Spring MD

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Holding Capacity
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about Elevated Cedar Raised Beds:

      The raised bed is located near a neighbors fence, providing an increase in privacy & maximum sun light. It is planted with 2 tomato plants (Cherry & San Manzano) & a variety of herbs. Some of the metal fixtures were damaged in transit but they were replaced very quickly. Thanks for the great service.

       
      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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

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          How-To

          • 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.
          • Use the Soil Calculator to determine how much soil you need to fill your raised bed.

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