Wpn_help_banner

Tim Auld 's Profile

Tim Auld

Details

  • Joined: 06/02/2011
  • Last Updated: 14/02/2011
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Climate Zone: Sub-tropical
  • Gender: Male
  • Web site: www.allyoucaneatgardens.com.au



My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)



Projects

(projects i'm following)

    Mexico Corn - Demonstrating a Soil Microbiological Approach Ashmore Community Garden Permablitz Brisbane Kinesi Orphans Permaculture Project No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi Nicola's Place

Contacts

Followers

ben grubb Ben Hamley Bron(wyn) Elliott Carly Gillham Carrie Jones Cheryl Smith Chris McLeod Craig Arnett David Braden david spicer Emma Crameri emma schroeder Federico Lavarias Gordon Williams Ithatiane Antunes Josef Blümel Leigh Hegg Luke Reade Maria Svennbeck Mark Brown Matthew Lynch Neil Bertrando Nick Huggins Paul Young Pete Blake Rebekah Copas Robyn Francis rocío aliaga S Marler Simon Chauvette Tegan Poustie Tim Oliver Tom Kendall Tracy Saunders Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes

Following

Adam Grubb Beau Horgan Bec R ben grubb Ben Hamley Brad Lancaster Bron(wyn) Elliott Carly Gillham Carrie Jones David Braden Erin Young Frank Gapinski Geoff Lawton Kearney Coupland Matthew Lynch Nick Huggins Nicole Vosper Owen Hablutzel Tim Winton Tom Kendall WPN System Mechanic

Report Tim Auld

Reason:

or cancel

Hide Tim Auld

Reason:

or cancel

Hide Cypress raised bed

Reason:

or cancel

Back to Tim Auld's profile

Cypress raised bed

Posted by Tim Auld over 3 years ago

A small custom raised bed for a client using cypress pine planks.

The odd corner was to avoid a downpipe, and was quite a pain to accomodate. It meant more cutting to various lengths, and bending the brackets. The brackets were fiddly but worked well in the end. We expect using internal posts would be an easier, stronger and cheaper way to go about connecting the planks.

The inside of the bed is lined with builders plastic. Although cypress pine is quite durable and termite resistant, we have found in the right conditions (warm and moist), termites will consume it. To extend the life of the bed we lined it with plastic. The plastic extends into the bottom of the bed but there is a large opening. We believe connecting the bed to the open soil may increase the plants' resilience, since their root system can extend down into the soil, accessing water and minerals otherwise unavailable, and allowing worms, fungi and other life in and out.

 

Img_5061 Img_5062 Img_5063 Img_5065 Img_5068 Img_5070 Img_5071 Img_5072

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to comment.

Report Cypress raised bed

Reason:

or cancel