Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.

DIY Stained Garden Bed

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer.

DIFFICULTY: Medium

Overview

Maybe you live on hard rock ground like I do. Or maybe you have a small space, rental property or just like the look, but a raised garden bed is a perfect solution for a ton of landscape issues. Here is how we built and stained ours in an afternoon!

1

Cut wood pieces

Start by cutting 3 fence pickets in half. Next cut your post into 4 equal parts.

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
2

Predrill holes

Predrill holes on the corners of all boards so you have equal spacing with your joining screws. We made a guide for accuracy.

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
3

Line up boards

Start by lining up one long board to the bottom corner of a post, use a scrap piece of fence board as a space guide for the front board overhang.

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
4

Begin building box

Add screws to predrilled holes. Go to the other corner of the long board and repeat. Add another long board on top and repeat steps. Add third board and repeat.

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
5

Finish building box

Finish two long sides first, then add the first side board in the same manner as the front and back walls. Repeat on both sides.

Add a scrap piece of wood to the inside middle of the long sides for extra support to hold the weight of the soil.

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
6

Spray with stain

To spray stain fill the FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer bucket with stain and adjust flow and pressure. Stain is thinner than paint, so you will want to practice on scrap wood until you get the spray pattern correct.

Once you like your spray pattern, spray close to the wood surface in a long sweeping motion, keeping equidistant from the wood at all times.

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
7

Clean sprayer

Allow stain to dry and then check for any areas that need additional coverage. To clean your sprayer from an oil based stain, pour excess stain liquid back into its original container. Fill spray bucket with mineral spirits.

Rinse around spray bucket and then run mineral spirits through the sprayer into a waste container until clear. Dispose waste properly. Use paper towels or trash rag to wipe down sprayer and remove all the stain. Rinse with warm soapy water and dry.

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
8

Enjoy

I hope you enjoy your new raised garden bed as much as we do!

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
9

Great addition to the yard

It is such a great addition to our yard and the kids can’t wait to see the fruit of our labor!

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
10

More info

This sponsored post was created by Salvaged Living. Head to the blog for the full post and details.

Create and stain a handmade garden bed for your outdoor living space by using the Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer to apply a quick and smooth finish.
Products Used

Materials

9 - 5/8 in. X 6 in. X 8 ft. Cedar Fence Pickets

1 - 4 in. X 4 in. X 8 ft. Cedar Posts

1 - additional scrap wood or small post for reinforcement on the inside of the raised bed (it will not show)

1 box 2 7/8" Headlok screws (I liked the black finish and somewhat decorative head on these screws) If you buy in bulk it is cheaper, you will need 48 screws for this exact project

6 additional screws to accommodate your scrap support wood width

Drill

Chop saw

Stain

Mineral spirits

Trash bucket

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