We added a DIY Arbor & wire fencing to our raised garden beds. This DIY arbor was simple to build & brings a lot of character to our raised garden beds while the fencing helps keeps our chickens away from eating all the strawberries 🙂 And the best part is that this project cost us less than $20 to build!
DIY Arbor for our Raised Garden Beds
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Supplies needed for a DIY Arbor for Raised Garden Beds with Fencing
To create this DIY Arbor you will need 2 Raised Garden Beds. Learn how we created ours HERE. We only fenced in 1/2 of our 8 foot by 5 foot raised garden beds since our chickens seem to only about our strawberries & asparagus.
- (2) 12 Foot Pressure Treated Posts
- (1) 6 Foot Pressure Treated Post
- 2 Exterior Wood Finials
- Exterior Screws
- (2) Rolls of 24″ Poultry Netting (chicken wire)
- Staple Gun & Staples
- Galvanized U Shaped Nails & a Hammer
To make an Arbor for your Raised Garden Beds
This DIY Wooden Arbor is similar to the wooden arbor we made for our backyard patio. (you can read about that arbor here)
- We cut one twelve foot post into (6) 24″ inch posts that we added to the 3 corners of each raised garden bed.
- I dug out the dirt from the corners while Jason screwed the posts into the raised garden bed inside corners with exterior screws
- We then cut our 2nd pressure treated 12 ft. post into (2) six foot posts & screwed them into the 2 inside front corners of our raised garden beds.
- We cut our 6 foot post in 1/2 & added it to the top of the 2 six posts using exterior screws.
- Jason sawed down the remaining 3 feet of pressure treated post into 2 smaller angled pieces of wood to add to the outside of the vertical posts.
- We added 2 finials to the top of the arbor to give it a little more character.
I added sugar snap peas to grow up the arbor & attached the vine with a few U shaped nails.
- We rolled out the chicken wire around the outside of the 4 post posts per raised garden bed securing it first with staples & U shaped nails.
- After we finished stapling & nailing the wire to the pressure treated posts, I went around & hammered any staples or nails that were not flush to the post.
- We used a wire cutter to cut the sharp edges & excess wire.
I could not be happier with how our DIY Arbor for raised garden beds turned out!
Here’s to hoping the girls don’t realize they can fly into the raised garden beds to get to the strawberries!
The old pressure treated posts & finials we used for the arbor give our raised garden beds some much needed character & make this “Potager Garden” look like it has been our farmhouse for a long time!