Greenes Fence

Model RC6T21B

Internet #203477958

4 ft. x 8 ft. x 10.5 in. Dovetail Cedar Raised Garden Bed

$81.86 /each

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The Greenes 4 ft. x 8 ft. x 10.5 in. Dovetail Raised Garden Bed gives you the flexibility to mix and match plants for the garden you've always wanted. The divided frame is like having two gardens in one, with plenty of space for all the plants you want to grow. You'll be on your way to a fantastic garden in no time with our quick and easy assembly. Just slide the boards by hand into the corner joints for a secure, solid connection. Add your soil and plants and then watch your garden thrive.

  • Boards simply slide into dovetail joints for assembly in minutes
  • Turns any level outdoor surface into a beautiful garden
  • Raised bed lets soil drain properly and encourages healthy plant growth
  • Crafted in the United States from naturally rot- and insect-resistant cedar
  • Stacks with other Greenes dovetail raised garden bed kits
  • Expands into more configurations with any Greenes raised garden bed kit
  • 30 Cubic Feet of soil needed to fill raised beds

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Can I put more than one of these together?

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Minneapolis, MN
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May 18, 2015
I have a 24 ft space on the back of my garage. Would I be able to join 3 of these together?
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Spring Valley, CA
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January 4, 2016
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We joined 11 of them together and did it in a pattern that still enabled us to walk around the beds without having to step into them. They work great!
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Winfield, Alabama
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Absolutely. I joined 2 together and they went together perfectly.
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Montclair, VA
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October 29, 2015
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Yes, the connecting posts have dove tail grooves on all four sides, so if you bought two kits, you could have a 4x16 foot garden, or an 8x8 foot garden, for example.
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North Carolina
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August 25, 2015
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Yes, they can be added onto with another kit. I made an E shape using several kits or you can make on long bed.
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August 25, 2015
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You could, but you defeat the purpose of being able to tend the garden without stepping into the box. I would think that you would want walk space between the units. The size is perfect for reaching into the box. Straight line might work, but I like the ability to reach into every part of the garden.
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Orlando, FL, USA
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August 4, 2015
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Yes the design is such that you can put multiples together
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Algona Iowa
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July 27, 2015
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Yuppers
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July 21, 2015
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Yes. I almost doubled the height of one bed for my tomato plants. It was easy and has worked out well for me.
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south carolina
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May 26, 2015
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Yes. The corner posts have a slot routed on each side, so additional dovetail boards will just slide into place. You could make it 4 x 24 feet long by placing end to end, or 12 x 8 if placed side by side. Place them where you want them to stay, however. I do not think you could "drag" them around without boxes coming apart.
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fort smith arkansas
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May 20, 2015
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yes they will combine to make a larger unit i bought a 2 section unit and plan to buy another 2 section and a 1 section unit build in a u shape so i can walk between them
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Warren, MI.
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May 19, 2015
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Yes. They are made of interlocking pieces. Just make sure you install the center slats to avoid bowing.
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what type of lining would you use for the inside of planter box being build

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Central Valley, CA
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This Cedar is probably made mostly of 'sapwood', not 'heartwood'. Its life expectancy will be short when exposed to moisture and insects, EVEN though it is Cedar. For best extended life, use a 6 mil clear or black plastic (black is easier to see damage to it = holes, cuts, etc) on the inside between the wood and the dirt, and make it fold underneath the wood to minimize contact with damp dirt. The Read More
This Cedar is probably made mostly of 'sapwood', not 'heartwood'. Its life expectancy will be short when exposed to moisture and insects, EVEN though it is Cedar. For best extended life, use a 6 mil clear or black plastic (black is easier to see damage to it = holes, cuts, etc) on the inside between the wood and the dirt, and make it fold underneath the wood to minimize contact with damp dirt. The plastic that is covered by dirt will last for many, many years, but the portion exposed to sunlight will breakdown within a year or two. What I do to make it last longer, is to put a small strip of cedar, redwood, or pine (minimum of 3" high) along the inside top edge screwed onto the main boards. This sandwiches the plastic sheet between both boards and protects it from sunlight. The dirt must cover the bottom of this strip of wood to protect the sheeting from UV rays. This strip will be the only thing that will need to be replaced every so many years.
This has worked for me for many years. Raised bed panels/boards that were not protected (redwood) rotted on the inside where sapwood existed at an alarming rate, but the later ones that I protected with plastic looked new on the inside when I replace the plastic, AFTER many years of service.
I had to replace the plastic because the top was not protected from UV rays, HENCE, I now install a protective layer of wood or garden edging, using either stainless steel screws or HOT Dipped Galvanized ones.
I am getting ready to make some large raised beds, and this is the economical method I will use on most, but on some, I will use the method described below.
Another liner that is much more durable, but more expensive, which I have also used is PVC Pond Liners and I cut them into strips to cover the whole inside and underneath of the bottom boards. Still use the strip on the top to hold the liner tight, but I am not worried about the UV deterioration or accidental damage with the gardening tools, since this liner is much thicker and stronger.
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Beckett-10-ft-x-12-ft-PVC-Pond-Liner-PL822HD/100030118
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June 17, 2016
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Unsure if you need to get some clear plastic or can use the black stuff.
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Augusta, GA
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April 12, 2016
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Regular ground cloth, but I do not line the bottom of my frames. I add a strip of ground cloth around the perimeter and have it stick inside the frame about 6 in. to prevent weeds from growing around the outside edges. I then cover the ground cloth with mulch.
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Montclair, VA
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September 1, 2015
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We did not use a liner. The side boards fit together well enough that soil does not seep through, and we loosed the soil underneath the garden to about 18 inches deep so that the plants roots have plenty of loose soil to grow into. I believe tomatoes need about 24 inches of soil for their roots.
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Orlando, FL, USA
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I used landscape fabric in the bottom to prevent weeds
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Algona Iowa
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July 27, 2015
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none, because it is ceder.
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July 21, 2015
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I just placed ordinary garden material on the ground before assembling my kits but I don't think that you have to do so. We have such terrible thistles (weed) here so I'm just hoping they won't get into my beds.
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July 21, 2015
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Right on top of the grass I put a layer of chicken wire (to keep out anything that would dig under the box, then I put down a layer of newspaper followed by landscape fabric.
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Warren, MI.
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I used WEED BLOCKER. My planter boxes are on the ground, and this allows for drainage, and prevents grass/weeds from being a problem.
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Kenosha, WI
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June 28, 2015
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I lined the bottom with hardware cloth to prevent gophers from coming up through the bottom, but I didn't line the sides. If you want to line the sides, perhaps landscaping cloth would be a good idea. You could easily staple that to the sides.
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how much soil is needed for a box

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Memphis, Indiana
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Fill garden box with soil, compost, mixture within 2inches from top.
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Greensburg, Pa
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About 1 ton or 1 cubic yard for a 4'x8'x10.5" box
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Sidney, NE
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June 17, 2016
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I used a mixture... 6 --2 cubic feet of ground soil bags, and three wheel barrows of good ol earth, and mine still isn't full. or at least to the top
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California
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March 12, 2016
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16- 2 cubic foot bags that is = 32 cu. ft of space when multiplying 4 times 8 to achieve total sq ft.
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Winfield, Alabama
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October 29, 2015
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I put 38 40# bags of topsoil I purchased from Home Depot. It may take a few more or few less. It all depends on how close to the top you want to fill the box.
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Montclair, VA
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September 1, 2015
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We calculated 16 cubic feet for each 4x4 section to get the soil to the top to account for any settling. Also, we mixed garden soil with peet moss.
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Go to the home depot garden department and use the calculator and type in the square footage.
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15-16 (40 lb.) bags should bring soil up to about 2 inches from the top of bed. You don't want to overfill your beds and lose some of your good soil to runoff. I hope this helps.
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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For the 4'x8'x10.5" high box size, it takes almost exactly 1 cubic yard of soil, which is equivalent to 27 cubic feet.
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June 3, 2015
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Assuming you will fill this box two inches from the top, you will need 22.4 cubic feet of soil. The number of pounds will depend on the density and composition of the soil you select.
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Is the wood treated with anything?

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Just wondering if it is just cedar, or cedar with any stain, or other wood treatments applied.
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Central Valley, CA
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It depends on the TYPE and PART of the tree that was used. Heartwood (inside of the tree trunk) will last many years, but sapwood (outer white wood) will deteriorate fast. In the old days heartwood was very common, but those old huge trees have been replaced by smaller thinner 2nd growth with a lot of sapwood. To make it last, see my other answer on another question here regarding putting a liner on the Read More
It depends on the TYPE and PART of the tree that was used. Heartwood (inside of the tree trunk) will last many years, but sapwood (outer white wood) will deteriorate fast. In the old days heartwood was very common, but those old huge trees have been replaced by smaller thinner 2nd growth with a lot of sapwood. To make it last, see my other answer on another question here regarding putting a liner on the inside to protect the cedar from the moist soil. Read Less
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No.
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No treatment, raw cedar wood.
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No. They are made from cedar. Please don't use treated wood. The chemicals may leak into the soil.
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The wood that I received was raw cedar. No treatment of any kind.
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No, its cedar
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ceder dont need to be treated its will repel bugs and water , no is the anser
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May 12, 2015
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The Dovetail Cedar Raised Garden Bed is not treated with anything since
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 349 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Flower Bed So easy to put together, and looks great. Never got a clear number of bags neede to fill with soil,compost. I used 10 bags of compost and 8 (2 cubic yards) odd garden soil. It was the exact amount. Love the size and the look. I put it in an area that has poor soil quality and could never get anything to grow. June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by easy to set up I was excited to get this set up and ready to plant. I took out all the pieces of wood, and discovered that there was three extra of the slats. I thought well okay. Assembly instructions are printed on the box the pieces came in. It is pretty simple, You really can't go wrong. My one down side is that the groves that are mechanically done, needs to be cleaned out before sliding them into each of the posts. It just makes it easier to slide without the little wood barbs. If the wood isn't flat, it seems that the pre install would make it better to flatten them out over some hours of having some thing heavy laying on top. Mine would be much better if I had done that. The middle is bowed. It also makes sense to have a clear and clean area to set up your bed. The posts that hold the boards are shown above the boards, but I would think they would be better served if they were put into the ground to give the whole set up better stability. I think you'll see what I mean once you do one side. I guess you could do one side and end put them together and then other side and one end. It would be helpful to have two people with that, but not really needed. Total assembly time is about 20 minutes with the cleaning out of the groves. June 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rotted and warped after 2 years use We bought many of these beds for a community garden, creating beds of various heights and shapes. We were very pleased with how easily they were assembled and how beautiful they looked. We put an outline of the space with bricks so that the cedar would not directly touch the ground. Now after two years, some of the planks have warped, letting soil leak through. We put boards in at 2 feet which we nailed the planks to. Also there is rot at the dovetailed ends of planks and the posts. We reversed the posts and replaced some planks. I think the sides that come in contact with soil should be lined with plastic. Unless Greenes comes up with a system to improve the wear on this product, I do not recommend it. Greenes is trying to work with us to remedy our complaint and concerns. April 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not very impressed I bought 6 garden boxes and I was not very impressed with the quality of the wood. Some boards were not straight at all and some were chipped. The kits are very easy to put together though. This was my first time ordering online from Home Depot and I was disappointed with their mistake because they only delivered 5 boxes so I had to wait over a week for them to send me another one. One of the boxes was missing the screws and they were supposed to send them to me on the second delivery but they screwed that up too. The wood color and cut of the last was kit was vastly different. Overall I don't think I'll buy from Home Depot online again. July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good price and quality It was easy to assemble. My plants feel comfortable there. March 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to assemble but flimsy If you want to try a raised garden and want an out-of-the-box solution, as I did, then this is a good buy. The kit was easy to assemble, but the boards are very thin. The grooved ends--the thinnest part--will likely give out in a couple years, as others have noted. If you're handy, you may want to reinforce the corners to try to prolong the garden's lifespan. I wish the garden did not have a board dividing it into two 4 x 4 foot sections, but I was afraid to leave it out because it provides much needed stability. Overall, I'm happy with this purchase and am enjoying my new raised bed. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works just fine so far The boards are a bit thinner than I think would be ideal, but it works fine so far. Very easy to assemble. I stuffed the thing really full with dirt and it seems to be holding fine, about 6 weeks in so far. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product!!! Very easy to assemble and quality construction. Will buy more to make my bed bigger. July 26, 2016
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