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What to do about warped board?

Post  Homekeeper on 4/25/2013, 12:31 am

One of the boards on the side is warped. When we add in the compost blend soon, it will spill out. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Re: What to do about warped board?

Post  chjbr63 on 4/25/2013, 12:37 am

Is it the top board that is warped?
Can it be bent?

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Re: What to do about warped board?

Post  jimmy cee on 4/25/2013, 1:06 am

2 or 3 wood, or preferably steel angle iron.
Molding section at your local building store.
Drill holes in both pieces, bolt them in, that will pull
the pieces together.

Or a thin piece added to the top should cover the gap.
I'd go for the angle iron, doesn't need to be heavy

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Re: What to do about warped board?

Post  Homekeeper on 4/25/2013, 1:41 am

@chjbr63 wrote:Is it the top board that is warped?
Can it be bent?

It looks like both boards are warped. The top one can be pushed into alignment with the bottom board but after using zip ties, we couldn't get it to stay that way.

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Re: What to do about warped board?

Post  Homekeeper on 4/25/2013, 1:43 am

@jimmy cee wrote:2 or 3 wood, or preferably steel angle iron.
Molding section at your local building store.
Drill holes in both pieces, bolt them in, that will pull
the pieces together.

Or a thin piece added to the top should cover the gap.
I'd go for the angle iron, doesn't need to be heavy

Thank you, will look for this!

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Re: What to do about warped board?

Post  whompy on 4/25/2013, 3:40 pm

Or you could fold the excess weed cloth that's lying on the ground outside of the box up so that it covers the gap. Then tack it to the wood. Then any compost that leaks out will be caught by the weed cloth. Not as good a solution as what was suggested above, but it would probably work in a pinch.

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Re: What to do about warped board?

Post  camprn on 4/25/2013, 3:49 pm

I would take a piece of 1x1 wood that is as long as the bed is tall and and screw it vertically to the top and the bottom boards . Maybe add 3 equidistant apart. Something like you see here.
http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html


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Re: What to do about warped board?

Post  Homekeeper on 5/4/2013, 6:06 pm

@whompy wrote:Or you could fold the excess weed cloth that's lying on the ground outside of the box up so that it covers the gap. Then tack it to the wood. Then any compost that leaks out will be caught by the weed cloth. Not as good a solution as what was suggested above, but it would probably work in a pinch.

We ended up going with this, we put weed cloth on the inside to the outside and then tied it down to the boards with zip ties, then duct-taped it lol. We waited around and it was time to plant, so we just worked with what we had. Not sure if you can see it, but here is a pic of the garden bed with the warped bed fixed up like I described:



It isn't fancy but it works and is holding in the soil! Cool

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