How fast is your shipping?

We generally process all orders within 3-5 business days, sometimes sooner. We have partnered with UPS for secure and timely delivery of all orders.  We utilize UPS Ground shipping which typically delivers most packages within 2-7 business days, after processing, depending upon your location.

Also, for added convenience you will receive an email with a UPS tracking number so you can see how close your order is!

What are the characteristics of Cedar wood in your Raised Garden Beds?

Characteristics of Cedar:

Cedar is a beautiful, strong, and character filled wood! Its durability and longevity make it ideal for raised bed gardening.  Our Cedar Raised Bed boards are generally 1-3/4″ x 8″,  but can range in size from 1-5/8″-1-3/4″ in thickness and from 7-5/8″- 8″ in height. To assure a high level of quality, we handpick and cut all of our Cedar Raised Garden Bed boards, so we know that everything fits together perfectly and will last many seasons to come!

 

  • Cedar varies in color from brown tones, to red, to nearly white, sometimes within the same board.  Like all of us, as Cedar ages it will become light gray in color. Very distinctive!

  • We use “Rough Sawn Cedar” which has a naturally splintery surface (so make sure you wear your gloves!) and will have some knots in various areas of the board which we feel adds beauty and character to our Raised Garden Beds.

   

  • Cedar  will “check” – it looks like splitting – but it is only a crack from drying and doesn’t go through the whole board.

Most wood, cedar included,  is subject to a natural process called “checking”. As wood releases moisture, checking can occur across or through its annual growth rings. This normal result of wood seasoning occurs only on the surface of the wood, and does not affect the wood’s structural performance or integrity. Checking can range from very slight slivers, to cracks running the full length of the board to the heart of the wood. Checking is completely normal and in no way affects the integrity of the wood or the strength. In fact, these characteristics really add to the natural beauty of gardening with real wood!