Jeremy Fu

Planter Beds

Quick weekend project while I was back home for winter break, I built 2 planter beds using 2×6 Redwood Planks, 3×3 Redwood posts and stainless steel deck screws to expand our family’s growing area.

We didn’t have a powered saw for making cuts so I utilized the Home Depot Cutting Center to do all of my major cuts instead of sawing the planks down by hand (as much fun as that would’ve been). 

Special Thanks
  • Home Depot Cutting Center 

Planter beds filled, with irrigation!


Because Home Depot was only a 10 minute drive away, my brother and I transported 8 2x6x8s in my mom’s car with straps and towels, carefully driving back. 

A friendly Home Depot Associate helped me cut the other 2x6x8s in half, for the short side of the planter bed. We also cut 3×3 posts in half. 

Redwood was chosen for its natural rot resistance and lack of chemical treatment. It also looks beautiful!


Holes were pre-drilled and screws were sunk to join the planks with the posts. The 3×3 posts sit flush with the end of the plank to join the short sides and the long sides. 

A total of 8 screws are sunk into each post, 2 per plank, 4 per side. 

For the 8 foot segments, a third post was placed in the middle to reduce bowing. 


All ready for this year’s growing season!


I can’t take credit for this, all my mom’s hard work 🙂


It was awesome working with wood again, especially with redwood which was beautiful. Gained a deep understanding of torque settings on my power drill using stainless steel deck screws 😛

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