Build a sturdy enclosure in your yard to protect your delicate garden from pests.
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On a flat, level surface, lay the 4 x 4 posts out and attach the 2 x 4 board and 2 x 6 board to the top and bottom with 3-inch wood screws and exterior glue. Attach to the center a 2 x 4 x 72 piece on edge. Adjust for square by taking diagonal measurements and making sure the two measurements match.
Build two side walls.
Front/Back Walls & wall framing
Use 3-inch wood screws and exterior wood glue to attach the 2 x 4 piece to top and 2 x 6 piece to bottom to create the front and back wall framing. Adjust for square by taking diagonal measurements.
Attach remaining 2 x 4 x 72 on edge to front and back walls, 24 inches from the 4 x 4 corner posts.
Mesh/Chicken Wire & TRIM
Wrap the bottom exposed 4 feet of the enclosure in chicken wire or mesh, securing with staples. Leave opening for door between 2 x 4 x 72 long.
Over top of the mesh or chicken wire, attach remaining 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 boards with 3-inch exterior screws and exterior wood glue.
Cross Bracing & raised beds
Ensure the enclosure is square. Then attach cross supports to insides of project with 2.5-inch exterior wood screws and exterior glue.
Attach 38-inch 2 x 6 boards to inside of 96-inch 2 x 6 boards to create raised beds. 2 x 12 boards can also be used. Use 2.5-inch exterior screws.
Door Frame & door Cross support
Attach 1 x 2s to top and bottom of 2 x 4 boards to create door frame. Use 2.5-inch exterior wood screws. Check and adjust door frame for square.
Lay cross support board over door frame. Mark with a pencil. Cut off ends with a circular saw or jigsaw.
DOOR MESH OR CHICKEN WIRE
Staple mesh or chicken wire to the door frame.
Attach 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 door trim to the door frame with 2.5-inch screws. Also attach cross support.
Attach door to enclosure with gate hinges.
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