Raised bed gardening is a great way to garden.
When I want to make a bed I purchase 2×6 Cedar from the local
box store– rought cut cedar.
I’ll first check the ends to be sure they are square. If not I’ll put
my square and scribe and cut a new line. This end will mate better for
a better attachment.
Or I’ll just use a Surform File to take off a heavy corner.
Then I’ll pre-drill 3 holes in the outer surface ends. I’ll use a 3 inch screw to make the attachment. That will penetrate deep into the lumber to pull the parts together.
You’ll see in the illustration that I was able to re-use a prior bed piece and it was already drilled and the screws were still available for re-use as well .
I use an impact driver- you can use whatever works best for you to drive screws.
After the attachment are made I can lift, move, re-align all I want. The well fastened lumber
will hold up fine.
See what one looks like 3 years later.
Happy Gardening and feel free to comment.