With our 2x4 Elevated Garden Planter, gardeners can tend to their plants without the strain of bending or kneeling. The planting space is raised 32 in. off the ground for waist-high gardening. It is made of high quality Eastern White Pine and features a no-rot corrugated plastic bottom. The planter comes in an easy-to-assemble kit. It is an attractive, easy addition to any deck, patio or outdoor space.
Kit includes wood components, corrugated plastic bottom, and fasteners
This product is very disappointing and I would not recommend it. First, the one page photocopied ...
This product is very disappointing and I would not recommend it. First, the one page photocopied directions were so blurry, I could not read them or understand the vague diagram. I went to the company's webpage and found a PDF for the directions but there was little explanation or step by step guidance. The pieces of the bed are untreated pine that are partially stapled together and others you use provided wood screws to assemble. MOST of the staples failed during shipping and the slats were not assembled properly. Since this is untreated pine which is in the product description you must allow time to stain or paint. This is a plus I guess if you would like it to match something. The bottom of this bed is a treated cardboard like material that I don't see withstanding many planting seasons with wet dirt sitting on top of it. There are no drainage holes. After I finally got the bed assembled and painted, I decided to rotate it against a different side of the fence. When I lifted one end of the bed the wood screws on one side literally broke off causing the entire bed to collapse. This project was a disappointment and I don't expect that it will hold up for very long. If you know anything about building, you could assemble something similar but more sturdy without this kit.
The 24 in. x 48 in. Garden Bed Kit 10 box and partially assembled. The staple holes in the sides together were either out of alignment or had come loose. When the unit was assemble the holes in the legs did not match up to the boards on the sides. The bottom is made of corrugated plastic brace by one by fours. are used several extra screws to hold the parts together before loading it with potting soil. It is functional, just not that great to look at. It is questionable in my mind as to how long it will last, maybe one season.
This garden bed kit is made of untreated pine and will need to be sealed. All the wood comes pre-cut and pre-drilled for easy assembly. As others have noted many of the pieces are stapled together and flimsy out of the box. It appears to be done simply to hold the related pieces together until they can be screwed in. When assembled, each board gets a screw on each side.
You can also see a framing blade was probably used instead of a finder one as the edges look rough. Granted these get covered by the legs but it does look unfinished/rushed out the box.
The bed floor is a sheet of plastic but will probably need some holes to prevent retaining too much water.
As with other Outdoor Essentials kits I'd like to see a lower prices or high quality materials like cedar.
Instructions- C-, Construction- B-, Overall look when completed- B
At first the construction of this Outdoor Essentials planter looked like it would be easy, but only if you are good at puzzles, but get ready to exercise your wrist muscles because there is a lot of screwing to do. The instructions were poor and the illustrations were faded so we had to also use our brain muscles to figure it out and ended up unscrewing and re-screwing to fix our mistakes. Some of the side pieces come pre-stapled but just enough to hold them together. For the most part, the soft untreated pine boards were in good shape but one long piece was warped and left a gap between the boards. I'll have to put some gardening fabric there to keep the dirt from falling out. The directions say to screw in three sides of the planter, then to insert the corrugated bottom liner and finally screw together the fourth side. I was able to construct all four sides then insert the bottom braces and the plastic liner with no problems.
I love having a raised bed so my mother doesn't have to bend down to tend to her garden. I bought two spray cans of paint-and-primer-in-one which were very easy to apply. The overall size is 2X4 feet; the inside holds at most 8 cubic feet of soil but I used only 4-5 cubic feet of soil.
This is a pine planter box that assembles OK out of the box. The instructions are pretty basic and lack sufficient details to help build this box efficiently. I would highly recommend not assembling 2 of the end legs to be able to slide the plastic bottom into the planter. then
The downside of a pine box in place of cedar or redwood is that Pine isn't as moisture resistant so the wood may need to be replaced after 3-5 years of use, if you don't seal this product. and if your growing food, I wouldn't recommend doing this. Instead we will use pots inside the planter.
Out of the box this gives you everything you need to assemble the planter box, which includes a bag of screws and a Philips head bit. I would recommend extra screws and a hammer as most of pre-assembled stapled board came apart and needed to be put back together. And the extra screws would be to button everything up when done assembling.
The boards are drilled with pilot holes to help identify where the screws go, however know that these are not in precise locations, so there will be places where there are gaps and uneven joints.
this was terribly designed and poorly manufactured. The boards were just staplegunned together an...
this was terribly designed and poorly manufactured. The boards were just staplegunned together and the pieces didn't even line up for how the pieces were supposed to go together. As you can see from the photo, some pieces weren't even attached. I had to disassemble and reassemble some pieces just to get it to fit together . quality wise, it is just pineboard (untreated) so don't expect it to last more than a couple of seasons. Bottom is corrugated plastic, not engineered to drain or to feed drip lines up through the trough.
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Feb 7, 2019
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Jul 3, 2018
The boxes were torn open. The pre-assembled parts were no...
The boxes were torn open. The pre-assembled parts were no longer together. One box was missing the pack of screws. I had to buy more screws and totally reassemble both boxes. Very very frustrating.
Mar 27, 2018
The box looked like it had been opened and was covered with dirt. There were at least three leg ...
The box looked like it had been opened and was covered with dirt. There were at least three leg pieces missing and the material was of poor quality. I returned it to the store for a refund.
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Mar 3, 2018
Instructions are a little vague in places. Bottom hard...
Instructions are a little vague in places. Bottom hard to put in.