Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nazmen Composite Wood Grain Timber Raised Garden
Product is well designed and manufactured. All parts went together very easily and are robust in construction.
It is aesthetically pleasing to look at.
This product is not a cheap date so its hard to make a judgement on value but with its design I am expecting many years of trouble free use. Only time will tell.
May 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matthew Overall Good Quality, Some Issues
The product itself is very modular, so it can be built into a lot of different shapes. The instructions as to how to put everything together are extremely vague though, and due to the fact that you can make it into many configurations, you don't know how to use everything at first glance.
For example there are two different stakes provided. One is long, and the other is short. When I first started putting the box in place, I started with the short stakes because it looked as though they could fit into the smaller ones and provide more support. I didn't really think about it, I was more interested in positioning the box. However, after I got everything settled, I realized that I had ti backwards, so I had to pull all the stakes out and reverse it. Not a big deal, but it was annoying.
Also, the dividers are only one board thick. even if the height of the unit is two boards high. Again, it doesn't really matter, but the initial build I put the divider on the base level, but had to take it apart to make sure the dividers were in the correct position.
The upside is that swapping out the connectors on the ends is very easy. So even if you take missteps you can correct it. Still better instructions would be much more appreciated.
Also, the components arrived and some were quite damaged. Fortunately, customer service at HomeDepot online was very quick at resolving it, and because the parts are so interchangeable I could build up the first layer of the box without delaying the overall project.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jmitchell good quality
We bought 2 of these to put in raised garden beds. They seem very well constructed and they look good. Installation took 2-3 hours each but I think they will hold up well. I would recommend starting at one end and building out (with screws) as you go rather that staking it all out and trying to add screws last all at once. The size/placement shifts when getting it aligned for the screws.
May 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pdflip Don't expect to stack them
A great alternative to heavy concrete and treated wood for raised beds, but if you stack them, they bulge, and appear to be ready to fail. Can't imagine these lasting past the 1st year with the way the dirt pushes them out. Only stacked 3 tiers high.
May 29, 2012