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4 ft. x 12 ft. Stair-Step Original Pine Raised Garden Bed

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  • 3/4 in. thick, solid American pine boards for lasting durability
  • Untreated, chemical-free, naturally safe for fruits and veggies
  • Easy tool-free assembly, open-bottom design for drainage
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The 4 ft. x 12 ft. Stair-Step Original Pine Raised Garden Bed lets you grow your all your favorite plants, vegetables and herbs. Assembling this kit is a simple: simply slide the boards into the corner posts to form your frame, attach the caps and add your soil and plants. You won't find an easier way to create the garden of your dreams.

Highlights

  • Made from American pine
  • Easy to setup
  • Tool free frame assembly: go from box to built-in no time
  • Beds can be stacked and expanded with additional greens original garden beds
  • Beds can be stacked and expanded with additional Greenes Original Garden Beds
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Product Information

Internet # 316253916

Model # RCP2T10S31B

Store SKU # 1006194676

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Height (in.)

14

Container Length (in.)

144

Container Width (in.)

48

Details

Color Family

Unfinished Wood

Color/Finish

Natural

Material

Pine

Pots & Planters Type

Raised Beds

Product Weight (lb.)

71 lb

Raised Bed Features

Modular

Returnable

90-Day

Shape

Rectangular

Questions & Answers

14Questions
caret
Q:Can I use this on a patio or does it have to be in a lawn? If I use it on a patio (cement) do I have to do anything special for the bottom?
by|Feb 9, 2020
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A:  Should be fine on a patio. If your patio has a slope for drainage or porous joints (for example, stone set in gravel) that's a plus. Otherwise, probably just don't want to overwater on a daily basis, especially if you live in a humid climate, so as to avoid algae buildup from standing water that leaks out. The boards are pretty straight and fit well together, but if you want to insure soil doesn't sift out of the bottom or side cracks on to your patio, it might be worth your time to lay L-shaped strips of landscape fabric on the inside perimeter of the raised bed.... meaning down the inside face of the boards (to cover side cracks) and turn the bottom edge of fabric onto patio maybe 8". You can tack up the top edge of fabric with staples/tacks/pushpins/whatever to hold in place until your soil is filled in, and cut the top of excess fabric off when done. Water gets out but soil stays in. This also would help keep the boards from pushing out unevenly from the filled soil, as these boards are only 3/4" thick, not solid 2x,. Just need a minimum 3'x50' landscape fabric roll that HD stocks, not expensive.

by|Feb 9, 2020

    A:  Yes you can put it on your patio BUT, I would put down some good heavy visqeen to protect your patio, place your stair-step garden bed on top then fill with organic soil mixture. You need to remember that the depth of each section is limited to only the top of the concrete so planting deep rooted plants will not work well. You will also have wash out from under the bottom of the side planks due to rain or seepage of watering on your patio which is good in the fact that you do need drainage not a "big" potted plant that could get and keep soggy and rot your root system. I believe that the deepest section could be used still for tomato, cucumber and pepper plants as the other sections for green onions, radishes, squash, melons.

    by|Feb 9, 2020

    A:  You can use the garden on a patio, the frame will hold together. But it will probably not be deep enough to grow anything but shallow-rooted veggies and herbs. The soil will also not drain properly. I would use a tarp or heavy-duty plastic under the bed to protect the concrete from staining. You might consider putting down a layer of gravel on the bottom to keep the plastic secured and to improve drainage.

    by|Feb 9, 2020

    A:  You can but I would seal the cement and add a nice topsoil.

    by|Feb 9, 2020

      A:  Yes, you can use it anywhere, if you use it on the patio for sure you'll need to put down weed blocker to keep the soil in the planter. But I do this even on the regular ground in my garden area it keeps the weeds out and make it easier to keep clear of weeds.

      by|Feb 9, 2020

        A:  Ours is located on the lawn. You could set it up on heavy plastic, but it is wood and as you water it I am sure there will be seepage on the patio.

        by|Feb 9, 2020
        caret
        Q:Does anyone know what this wood is treated with? (ex. CCA vs. ACQ)?
        by|Jan 29, 2020
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        A:  The wood is untreated.

        by|Jan 29, 2020

          A:  No I don’t. It has lasted about 5 years so far but is showing signs of wear.

          by|Jan 30, 2020

            A:  As far as I know neither since this is cedar and not pine. The box indicates it cedar. Pine is usually treated with those chemicals. CCA if I remember correctly is arsenic free.

            by|Jan 31, 2020

              A:  It's not treated, but can be if you want. Use natural oils so it won't harm plants.

              by|Jan 31, 2020

                A:  I don’t think it is treated with anything it is western cedar naturally rot resistant

                by|Jan 30, 2020

                  A:  This is a natural cedar wood and is untrested. See the manufacturers web site and their answer https://greenesfence.com/apps/help-center#!can-a-cedar-raised-garden-bed-be-painted "...Is the cedar wood untreated? Yes, the cedar wood is untreated and safe for veggies and plants..."

                  by|Jan 29, 2020

                  A:  It appears to be just raw wood.

                  by|Feb 9, 2020
                  caret
                  Q:Can a plastic landscape liner be placed inside the exterior walls to help as a barrier of moisture? I was thinking this could help the boards not rot and last longer.
                  by|Apr 27, 2018
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                  A:  There should not be a reason not to do it. But it is not necessary. The boards are specifically made of cedar, moisture and rot resistant wood that should last a long time without any moisture protection. The liner might protect the interior but exterior still would be exposed.

                  by|May 5, 2023

                  A:  Yes, we used weed block for ours.

                  by|May 5, 2023

                    A:  If you do I would only do the sides. Or stain it with a couple of coats.

                    by|May 5, 2023

                    A:  I have weed barrier in mine. Think if moisture gets between wood and plastic it could mold and cause problems

                    by|May 5, 2023

                      A:  I didn't use it in my garden. I layed down garden cloth then a layer of stones then the soil. This works fine. The boards need to be treated before using and every late winter after. Hope this helps. Also, give the liner a try. as long as it drains and doesn't puddle. Good luck. Let us know.

                      by|May 5, 2023
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                        Q:How do the boards hold up after the boxes are filled with dirt? Is there any bowing of the boards outward under the pressure of the dirt or leakage between the stacked boards?
                        by|Jan 18, 2018
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                        A:  I was disappointed before i put soil in. Not the best planter boxes.

                        by|May 5, 2023

                          A:  The boards hold up fine. If you overwater I would imagine it would leak out between the boards. The dirt doesn’t leak out though.

                          by|Jan 30, 2020

                            A:  No bowing. Not a substantial amount of leakage. Ours is installed on the lawn so we have not been overly concerned about leakage.

                            by|Feb 9, 2020

                            A:  The garden beds are designed to be filled with dirt.

                            by|May 5, 2023

                              A:  I have a number of them, in different lengths, and none has bowed after about a year. Mine are filled about half to 3/4 quarters of height so far. The whole system has been very attractive and up to this point very sturdy and durable.

                              by|May 5, 2023
                              1 found this answer helpful

                              A:  upfront they don't bow. But with any lumber there could be a small amount of warpage. I have one board that warped but it didn't affect the garden.

                              by|May 5, 2023
                                2 found this answer helpful

                                A:  I have had several of them since last summer. Most of them are filled half to 3/4 with soil and so far no bowing. I really like the tidy, neat look and they have been pretty sturdy and economical so far.

                                by|May 5, 2023
                                3 found this answer helpful

                                A:  We installed ours last spring and there has been no bowing so far. One slat came slightly bowed so we put it on an interior wall.

                                by|May 5, 2023
                                  4 found this answer helpful

                                  A:  No. I have had these beds for about four years and the wood does not bow.

                                  by|Jan 29, 2020

                                  A:  Wood is wood and yes there was minimum bowing but overall for my first season I was completely satisfied with the appearance and maintenance of the garden. Great product.

                                  by|Feb 9, 2020
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                                  3.9 out of 5

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                                  It's pretty easy to put together. Some pieces weren't cut correctly and I had to chisel em out. ...
                                  It's pretty easy to put together. Some pieces weren't cut correctly and I had to chisel em out. I would buy again though!
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                                  Looks great once it is together. It didn't come with any directions or picture and the corner br...
                                  Looks great once it is together. It didn't come with any directions or picture and the corner braces are deceptive.
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                                  greene's raised garden beds
                                  Good selection of cedar. Easy to assemble. Suggest sanding and/or filing to eliminate fuzzy edges for easy assembly. Cedar is a soft wood so some of this should be expected. Very few knots. Worth purchasing and having delivered. Saves looking for, haullng and cutting material to size. Suggestion: use wood glue in conjunction with screwing top cap to all posts.
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                                  Acceptable product quality for the price.
                                  Company needs to re-think packaging and shipping practices. Two tall corner pieces were missing on delivery; box was torn open during shipping.
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                                  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.
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                                    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.
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                                    it works well, some of the slates had cracks in...
                                    it works well, some of the slates had cracks in them and well have to replace them. Easy to put together.
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                                    It was easy to assemble in the configuration that we...
                                    It was easy to assemble in the configuration that we wanted. It looks great.
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                                    returned it did not like materials to flimsy for me....
                                    returned it did not like materials to flimsy for me.
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                                    The machining is poor for random pieces in the pack,...
                                    The machining is poor for random pieces in the pack, and good for others, and I had some edges on the planks didn’t fit into the grooves on the upright pieces at all, and some planks that were warped so the final box didn’t look great because planks don’t sack neatly. I bought two different sets originally intending to create my own design with a mix and match, because I wanted a different height box and layout, and realized that although they say the boxes can stack, it depends very much on which upright height you buy for how well they stack with an overlap that is sufficient to keep the box stable. I ended up reducing the end result size as I picked the best pieces to use, and was disappointed with the overall look, and also ended up putting in screws to secure the boxes I stacked, as it wasn’t secure. Overall disappointed in the quality given the price, and wish I’d not bought a big set without trying out a smaller cheaper set first so I knew what quality I was getting.
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