In loving memory of Kenis D. Keathley 6/4/81 - 3/27/22 Loving father, husband, brother, friend and firewood hoarder Rest in peace, Dexterday

Garden 2x6 PT Raised bed rotted and fell over after 30 years!

Discussion in 'The Smokehouse' started by don2222, Jun 26, 2022.

  1. don2222

    don2222

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    3,030
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    Location:
    Salem NH
    Hello
    So I replaced it with 100 lbs 6x6s
    Don’t like the price!
    6 - 6x6x8s & galvanized brackets and hex head wood screws = $270
    Also not all the holes in those brackets were the right size so I drilled 21 out with the drill press!!
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2022
  2. corncob

    corncob

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2021
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    2,148
    Location:
    Somewhere in Lower Michigan
    Too bad you don't live closer. I have a pretty large pile of PT 4x4's and 6x6's stacked up behind the barn I removed when I took down the cattle pasture fencing. All .40 retention and all in nice shape too. I have at least a good straight truck load.
     
    eatonpcat and SKEETER McCLUSKEY like this.
  3. don2222

    don2222

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    3,030
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    Location:
    Salem NH
    Wow thanks for the offer, that would save a bundle!
    Each 6x6x8 weighs a little more than 100 lbs so I had a hard time just getting them in my back yard from Home Depot which is 1.0 mile away!!
     
    eatonpcat likes this.
  4. The Wood Wolverine

    The Wood Wolverine

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    10,779
    Likes Received:
    65,059
    Location:
    Gettysburg, Pa
    Looks good Don!
     
    don2222 likes this.
  5. brenndatomu

    brenndatomu

    Joined:
    May 29, 2015
    Messages:
    16,611
    Likes Received:
    102,860
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Yeah I certainly wouldn't want to carry them that far! :eek: You must be in great shape! ;)
     
    eatonpcat likes this.
  6. don2222

    don2222

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    3,030
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    Location:
    Salem NH
    I got 30 years out of the 2x6 PT boards so the 6x6s should last longer?
    We got the plants and seeds in last Tuesday night and it rained 3 times since then so they may have had a good start?
     

    Attached Files:

    corncob likes this.