What Wood ?

I want to grow plants in a 6 foot by 2 foot box about 2 foot deep 

It is to go in a hospital garden and needs to be weather proof and "substantial "

The plants will hopefully stimulate the MH patients

? What wood should I use friends

Hopefully I can scavenge it from local skips

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,963

    If you can source pallets, they would be ideal. Or 2nd hand scaffold boards. You can usually find those for next to nothing.

    I used heavy duty  fencing timber for mine, which wasn't that expensive, from a builder's merchant.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,265

    Decking timber is also good.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 827

    I'm with, Bob re the decking timber image

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    I had these made to roughly the same dimensions as you require, but unless you can find some old decking then it's going to cost more that you are willing to want to pay, maybe you could as a local firm to donate the wood, seeing as though it's for a good cause.

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,850
    Sheps says:
     maybe you could as a local firm to donate the wood, seeing as though it's for a good cause. See original post
    That was my immediate thought too.  Any local companies who make fence panels or sheds may have off cuts they're willing to donate.

     

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