Raised "bed" and Bench

Raised "bed" and Bench
 
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Chris Published on 5/1/2017, viewed by 1046 , 0 Comments

A raised sleeper bench

What you will need

Railway Sleepers

Galvanised Heavy Duty Brackets

Screws

How to do this project

1

Cut sleepers to length

Cut sleepers to length

2

Screw bottom level together using brackets

Screw bottom level together using brackets

3

Add second layer, offsetting joints, and screw together using brackets.  Attach to bottom level.

Add second layer, offsetting joints, and screw together using brackets. Attach to bottom level.

4

Add top layer, again offsetting joints and using brackets to secure in place.

Add top layer, again offsetting joints and using brackets to secure in place.

5

Either infill with gravel or soil, or as I did, install a false bottom using exterior grade ply. I framed the inside out with 35 x 60 battening then screwed the ply down.

Either infill with gravel or soil, or as I did, install a false bottom using exterior grade ply. I framed the inside out with 35 x 60 battening then screwed the ply down.

6

Plant as required or as I have done, place plant pots on top.

Plant as required or as I have done, place plant pots on top.

7

The top sleeper is wide enough and is securely attached, enabling it to be sat on with complete confidence.

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