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Strawberry Plant Bed

Add a custom planter to your yard for growing fruits or vegetables.

Strawberry Patch

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • circular saw with a straightedge guide
  • miter saw
  • power sander and various grits of sandpaper
  • drill/driver with bits
  • posthole digger
  • tape measure
  • paintbrush or roller
  • utility scissors
  • pencil


  • 6 boards, 1 x 8 x 8
  • 1 ChoiceDek post, 4 1/4- x 4 1/4- x 54-inch

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Create the end board and side board assemblies.

Step 1

Apply construction adhesive to the faces of two (01) end boards, and attach them together using 1 1/4-inch screws. Repeat for the remaining two (01) end boards to create a second end board assembly.

Step 2

Using the (02) side boards, create two side board assemblies as described in Step 1a.

Build the end/post assemblies.

Step 1

Using 2 1/2-inch screws, attach one end board assembly to two (03) posts, flush with the top and the outside edges of the (03) posts as shown in Figure 1.

Step 2

Repeat Step 2a to create a second end/post assembly.

Apply finishing touches.

Step 1

Sand, apply an exterior finish, and allow to dry per manufacturer's instructions.

Position the plant bed.

Step 1

Place the completed project in the desired location, mark the positions of the (03) posts on the ground, and set aside the plant bed.

Step 2

Using a posthole digger, create 4-inch-deep holes for the (03) posts.

Step 3

Reposition the plant bed, and place the (03) posts in the holes, adjusting the depth as needed.

Add landscape fabric and soil.

Step 1

Cut landscape fabric to fit the inside of the plant bed, cutting notches for the (03) posts.

Step 2

Fill the plant bed with soil.