Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Oh Yes We Did!

There will be blood....and swearing*.....and arguments over technicalities (a 2x4 is not 2"x4"----Who Knew?) but there will also be raised gardens and a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

These are made with 2x10's and 2x4's (again, the name of the lumber is only somewhat indicative of it's actual size.) They come pretty close to being 4'x8', 10 inch tall raised gardens, though.

It took us all weekend to build and level 2. If you aren't into the bickering, bleeding, and swearing, you may be able to shave half of a day off of our time.

Oh, it's good to live here!

*No children were hit with a shovel, sworn at, or otherwise harmed during the making of these gardens.


  1. In the event you really cared (and I don't expect you to). 2x4s and 2x10s are labeled with the size of the unfinished lumber. A 2x4 is 2"x4" before being planned down for a smooth finish.

  2. True That! I should not be trusted to do math while standing in the sun. And I am a gardener. Not a builder. This is my new party conversation starter..."so, did you know that a 2x4 is not actually 4?"


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