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My Second Box - An Experiment

Post  SirTravers on 3/31/2010, 5:02 pm

Well today was a nice day so I built another 2x8ft box and added a 2x2 raised section for root veggies. Just like last time my 4 year old helped out.
I cut 4 pieces of 3/8 inch rebar into 3 inch pegs to hold the raised section to the main box.

Next I drilled some 3/8 inch holes in the boxes for the pegs to go in.

My boy wanted to knock the pegs into the frame so I let him help me with that.

I didn't want to break the wood so I took an old board and placed it on top while I let 'Ole Betty Bang Bang' convince the frame pieces that they needed to sit flush.

The frame is now in place, but the wind is a little high to mix anything so I have some stuff holding the fabric in place for now.

I'll get some more pics posted once I get the mix made up and have the frame filled and planted.

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Post  boffer on 3/31/2010, 5:14 pm

That's going to be a clean, unique looking box. I like it.

But you didn't tell us the secret of how to get all the holes lined up!

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just a little oil

Post  SirTravers on 3/31/2010, 5:22 pm

to get the holes lined up I just placed a drop of turbine oil on each metal peg. When I turned the top section over an touched the frame it left the oil dot behind so I could drill in just the right spots.

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Post  choksaw on 3/31/2010, 6:32 pm

Nice looking design should deffinatly get som enice taters out of that
and on a lighter side we call "ole betty bang bang "The attitude adjuster"
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Post  timwardell on 3/31/2010, 10:56 pm

@SirTravers wrote:to get the holes lined up I just placed a drop of turbine oil on each metal peg. When I turned the top section over an touched the frame it left the oil dot behind so I could drill in just the right spots.
Smart. ... I've also found that in the absence of oil, my daughter's water color paints work well for such things. I like how you put it in the middle instead of on the end as so many do.
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Post  argardener on 4/2/2010, 11:51 pm

Good idea! I like it in the middle too.

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Post  Theresa on 4/3/2010, 10:18 pm

That's a great design! It looks like your little helper is doing a fantastic job!

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You two are a great pair!

Post  quiltbea on 4/4/2010, 1:15 pm

It looks like the boss and his asst are doing a great job getting their raised beds ready for the gardening season.
I like the tip about the oil and the paint. Good idea.
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