Best wood for building a raised bed
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Good afternoon lovely people on the Internet,
Having moved into a property with a beautifully mature largish garden in September- my family and I are now thinking about the various areas in the plot.
Currently there are 2 slightly raised beds which have lots of herbs which we wish to keep. However the wood is rotted and needs replacing imminently.
I was thinking of sleepers but they have doubled in price since I last bought some in 2020.
What other wood is durable but cheaper than sleepers. Ideally I would like it to last for several years! But I have no clue what size/ type would suit my needs.
Thanks in advance for any help
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Personally, and if money was no object, I’d build a ‘wall’ with railway sleepers
Use pressure treated timber from your local timber merchants NOT the DIY sheds.
I have raised beds etc made over 20 years ago & they are still in use.
And it will smarten up while you get the rest sorted.
The only normal people you know are the ones you don’t know very well
I bought 10 of these used and made a few raised beds. Adding a liner/weedcontrol fabric is essential
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