To FB Crew (and of course the FB community):
I might suggest the FB creates a set of building instructions for assembling a 10’x20’ raised bed. We are wip putting ours together, and the size and weight are magnified significantly compared to the 3’x6’ one described in the “supporting infrastructure” section of the hardware docs
We are building ours to a height of ~24 inches (2”x12” redwood), and the weight of the fully assembled structure will be over 600 or 700 lbs. The BOM is as follows:
2”x12”x10’ —> x4
2”x12”x20’ —> x4
4”x4”x3’ —> x12
(All wood sealed with Thompsons Water Seal)
3/8”x4” hot-dipped galvanized lag bolts —> x72
Small 3/8” washers —> x72
Large malleable iron hot-dipped galvanized fender washers —> x72
Add to this that if we assemble upside down, we then have to flip the structure without letting any weight transfer to the posts along the side close to the ground as this might cause those posts to break.
We are going to attempt to build ours at and in the plot. We will start at one corner, and level once assembled. I will let folks know how we do.