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Building raised bed with used redwood fence boards

 
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My neighbor is a fencing contractor. He normally takes to the dump his old fence boards and 4x4s. Can I stake up the redwood fence boards 2 or 3 thick to use them as boarders for the garden. Is there something I am not thinking about.

Also there is a company down the street from me that bundles these boards and resells them.

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Those would be absolutely perfect! Because redwood is naturally rot resistant, you'll get a long life out of them AND can be reasonably assured they were not treated with any preservatives (because they never needed to be.)
 
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Free is my favorite price.  You can also pay yourself on the back for using something that would have otherwise ended up in the dump.  I used an old  wood twin bed  frame my niece was talking to the dump.  It wasn't redwood, and it lasted about 4 years.  I would do it. Good luck.
 
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Martin - sounds good!  Most redwood won't be treated or stained  - and even if it was its probably so weathered that whatever was there is gone.

One thing you might consider:  putting together some 1/2" or 3/4" fence boards won't be as stiff as a 1.5" board.  So three of them sounds good ... plan to screw them together.  You might want/need to provide a 2x2 as a backer for the screws to sink into and to provide additional stiffening.
 
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