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Corrugated Iron And Wood Planterbox

This rectangular planter evokes a re-purposed style with the corrugated metal sides, framed by the elegant cedar wood. The raised bed and spacious area will accommodate whatever plants you desires to bury. Your vibrant garden greens will look great contrasted with the dark brown color, set within the unique galvanized sides.

Corrugated Iron and wood planterbox

Corrugated metal roofing comes in sheets just over 2 feet wide and 8 feet long that are just the right size for the walls of a large planter. A third sheet cut in half makes two end walls for a final planter size of 4 feet by 8 feet by 2 feet deep -- ample space for serious vegetable production. The key is to frame the metal with either 1-by-4 or 2-by-4 lumber to make it rigid enough to support the weight of the soil. A wooden bottom with drain holes is needed to contain the soil and a vertical strip of wood where the metal sheet overlaps itself gives a sturdy support to screw the metal to. Curving a sheet of metal along its long axis makes a long narrow planter suitable to use as a window box. Rot-resistant wood, such as cedar and redwood, is preferable for building planters so they do not decay prematurely. Fill the planters with a lightweight soilless growing mix to give plants the drainage they need in the confined growing space. Always wear leather gloves when working with sheet metal and corrugated roofing materials to avoid being cut by the sharp edges.

After placing your frame, you can begin cutting the corrugated steel to size. It goes inside of the frame. The idea is to separate the dirt from the pressure-treated wood entirely. This is what makes these 25-year or more raised garden beds.

The height of the corrugated steel should allow it to drop slightly below the frame into the ground. This is a good thing, but you may need to dig out a little. It ensures the runoff water passes completely by the pressure-treated wood and into the ground for drainage.

Frame made from treated timber & lined inside with treated ply. Box has water resistant lining to stop chemicals from leaching into the soil. Outside of box lined with corrugated galvanized iron. Screwed together with stainless steel screws. All boxes are elevated so they are lifted off the ground. Planter Boxes can be made with mini corrugated colour steel POA. 041b061a72


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