Resene Paints - home page

Boardwalk and raised bed

Avoid muddy ground by creating a simple boardwalk between two raised beds.

How to build a boardwalk and garden bed
Left: alternative colour. Right: boardwalk and raised bed.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 90

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need:

To get the look: Mark filled the raised bed with good quality topsoil and compost.

Other ideas: For a darker look stain the raised bed with Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Pitch Black.

Step 1
Step one
Measure the lengths of the two existing raised beds and cut the 50mm x 75mm timber to fit. Fix these lengths to either side of the raised beds using 100mm screws, drilling pilot holes first. Use a spirit level to ensure the finished boardwalk will be level in both directions.
Step 2
Step two
Lay the weed mat over the ground between the two raised beds and fix it down with weed mat pins.
Step 3
Step three
Measure, mark and cut the tongue and groove landscaping timber to fit a second layer on the main raised bed. Fix these pieces together at each corner with 100mm screws, drilling pilot holes first.
Step 4
Step four
Measure, mark and cut the fence palings into sections to fit between the raised beds, as shown. Fix at each end with decking nails.
Step 5
Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Grey Green.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Grey Green to the raised beds allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Kwila Timber Stain
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Kwila Timber Stain to the boardwalk allowing 24 hours for each coat to dry. Wash brush with mineral turps.

Download a PDF of this project

Other projects you might like to try

Paint garden shelves
Garden shelves

Weekend DIY
Paint a wooden fence
Wooden fence

Ways with wood
Make an bird feeder for your garden
Feed the birds

Weekend Gardener
Build a wheelbarrow planter
Wheelbarrow planter

Weekend Gardener

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos