(Click picture to enlarge)
The picture above shows the dimensions of my small raised bed. You can get a closer look at this particular bed in my garden tour video. It’s made of raw pinewood, which is not the best material for this I guess, but it’s still going strong after two years. It’s cheap but it’s beginning to show some signs of rot, but I didn’t want to use pressure-treated wood due to the risk of chemicals leaking out into the soil. I used indoor screws (52 pcs.), which is not the best either, but that was what I had at hand at the time. The six laths goes about 30 cm (12 inch) into the ground to stabilize the whole thing.