DIY ProjectsHow to Build a Deer Proof Raised Garden Beds

How to Build a Deer Proof Raised Garden Beds

This step by step tutorial of how to build a deer proof raised garden beds

This is a simple guide to help you build raised gardens that can’t be penetrated by deer. If you live near the woods, you’re well aware of how crafty deer can be when they want something, especially your fresh grown fruits and vegetables.

How to Build a Deer Proof Raised Garden Beds


Being able to jump up to eight feet high, deer are also extremely difficult to keep out. Unless you fence or wall your entire property, there’s probably very little you can do to protect your gardens, which is why this easy guide is a lifesaver.

Raised garden beds are a great addition for your yard, especially if you suffer from knee or back problems. They allow ease of access to your gardens without having to bend too much. Plus, they give gardens a very distinguished look. This guide adds on to the idea of raised gardens by making it deer proof, all by adding a simple cage-like box.

The person who came up with this guide was not an experienced woodworker, so while the end result might seem overwhelming, just follow the steps and you’ll find that it’s both simple and quick. All you’ll need for this project is:

• (6) 4″x4″x8′ Planks

• (9) 5/4″x6″x8′ Planks

• (10) 1″x4″x8′ Planks

• 3″, 2″, and 1 1/4″ decking screws

• T50 8mm staples

• (2) gate latches

• (4) gate hinges

• Garden netting

• Power drill

• Drill bit set

• Circular saw

• Miter saw

• Safety glasses

• Chisel

• Hammer or mallet

• Bar clamps

• C clamps

• Carpenter’s square

• Wood glue

• Tape measure

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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