Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


A bed for your garden

Materials: One Ikea Bedframe

Description: 1. Take bed frame pieces that have been sitting in garage.
2. Remove all metal pieces
3. Dig trenches in soil
4. Hammer bed frame into soil, fill in edges
5. Dig post holes for head board posts, hammer into ground.
6. Plant vine (we used jasmine) and tape to head board to guide vines.
7. Enjoy!

~ Josh, Sacramento

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7 Responses to A bed for your garden

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very smart. Thank you!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    That a very green reclycling idea for all Garage rubish……awesome

  3. Anonymous says:

    That is awesome!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    great idea! and since ikea offers so many unfinished wood items!
    check the as is areas at ikea or even on craigslist look for any cheap unfinished wood bed frames or whatevers.. :)

  5. katbh says:

    Aw come on ‘anonymous’ it is brilliant. Pay it! Don’t be a spoil sport. Its a garden BED…get it BED!

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s a neat idea to reuse a bedframe in this manner but in general you want to use untreated lumber when making raised garden beds to avoid having toxic chemicals leaked into the soil.

    • Anonymous says:

      A valid concern. I don’t think this particular bed used treated wood. There are not any obvious signs (smell, color, etc). I guess we will see how the tomatoes taste in a few months.

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