Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by BusyMominOhio Easy to Install & Look Great!
I purchased this set plus the 4x4 (10.5") kit online, and then also purchased a 4x4 (7"0 and 4x8 (10.5" & 7") kit in-store. The photo shown with my review is a combination of multiple kits. The tallest box is 17.5"; the middle boxes are 14", and the lowest boxes are 10.5".
Pros: Amazingly easy to install. We did our garden in one weekend while juggling lots of other activities with our kids. The biggest part of the job is leveling the boxes, and filling them with dirt. The actual construction of each box takes just minutes.
Cons: The kits that I ordered online were delivered quickly and all pieces were in perfect condition. The kits that I purchased from the store were not as good. The wood was damp and somewhat warped. Three of the boards were completely unusable - one was even split down the middle into two large pieces!
Another pro: When I contacted Greene's customer service number regarding the damaged boards, they were very polite and offered to send replacement boards via FedEx. I was super impressed by how they handled it, so I would certainly still recommend their products and would use them again in the future.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by draculalover1 Better than I expected!
Received my garden bed as promised via tracking UPS. Upon opening the box and seeing the wood pieces to assemble, I was a bit skeptical. It was only after I assembled the first box that I stepped back and realized just how beautiful the wood was. The assembly was quite simple and I can understand why some people would have broken the dovetail ends. It is a gentle assembly process, cannot be too forceful when putting together. I took my time and had it completely assembled in under an hour. I would highly recommend this for any avid gardener and hope to add on to my stair step bed in the years to come.
May 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by 1gardenguy Good Value
The item was exactly as advertised and much less expensive than other similar products. Got mine online, not from the store. None of the boards were warped. Kit was complete and fit together reasonably well. Goes together like tinker-toys so it can be put together different ways. The dovetail joints while acceptable, are not perfect and some needed a little persuasion to go into place. Helps to have a small mallet handy. I would buy it again.
February 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by DIYer The quality of the wood was less than I expected
One of the corner pieces was broken in shipment but was still able to use it. The quality of the product was less than what appeared to be advertised (pictures can be deceiving). Some of the pieces bowed by the next day.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Amanda Looks great, easy to assemble
I thought the bed was very easy to assemble. I like the modular nature of these beds, allowing for customization and expansion. The boards were pretty rough on the ends, so I'd recommend wearing gloves to assemble. Once it was together, the roughness wasn't noticable. A few of the boards were or have become warped, but it doesn't seem to affect the functionality or assembly. Even after hard rain, the soil is all still inside the bed. I bought this kit for the ease of assembly compared to making my own and I'd say I more than got my monies worth!
May 20, 2014