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Post  JustMe on 4/28/2013, 3:45 pm

We have voles. I am in the process of emptying out the raised beds and adding hardware cloth to the bottom of the boxes.

I have 2 - 4'x8' boxes, 1 - 4'x4' box and 1 roll of 4'x25' hardware cloth. The boxes are more like 4'3" x 8' and 4'4" x 4'4".

I will have to purchase 3' wide hardware cloth for my smaller boxes.

The solution I keep coming up with are to cut 2 pieces of 4'x4'9" cloth and 1 piece of 3'x4'9" cloth to cover the bottom of the 4x8 box. The extra 6" is for overage, which I've seen suggested here.

Is there a better cutting solution to minimize seams and not waste the hardware cloth?

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Re: hardware cloth cutting suggestions?

Post  dvelten on 4/28/2013, 4:22 pm

JustMe,

It's not clear if 4'3" is inside dimension or outside dimension. Can you buy some 1x2 lumber and screw it inside along the bottom edge to give you a ledge to attach the hardware wire? That's what I did. Pictures of me building my last beds are here. The hardware cloth was attached with 3/4" galvanized poultry net staples.

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Post  JustMe on 4/28/2013, 4:36 pm

The measurements are outside dimensions. Thank you for the visuals. I like the bottom rail that you added to your box.

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