Linking my Link-a-Bord Raised Beds
I am interested in buying two of the 1m x 1m Link-a-Bord raised bed kits, and stack them as a double tier bed. According to Link-a-Bord's website, if you want to stack them you need to buy extra doweling. However, on your website your advice to Simone in Jan 08 for her larger 1m x 3m bed implies that sufficient doweling is included in the kit for that size to stack.
Please could you tell me, do I need to buy extra doweling, and if so, how much please?
Many thanks for your recent enquiry concerning the amount of plastic dowel required when constructing a 1m square, 2 tier Link-a-Bord kit. I’ve checked the components we supply with a 1m square (single tier) bed (product code GDN-760) and listed them below;
Code Description Quantity GDN-766 Corner Link 4 GDN-768 1m Board 4 GDN-769 1m Dowel 2 GDN-771 Cover Caps (pack of 12) 1
As you can see, you get 2m of dowel per single tier 1m square bed – you actually only need 1.2m (8 x 15cm) but as the smallest length the dowel is supplied in is 1m, we have no choice but to give you 80cm extra! Therefore, if you order 2 of the 1m square beds, you’ll end up with 4m of dowel when you only require 2.4m – giving you plenty of spare after constructing your bed. I can’t speak for Link-a-Bord; it could be that they supply different, more exact, quantities of dowel; but can state that if you order from us you’ll receive the quantities listed above, which are plenty for your ‘doubling up’ project.
I hope this information puts your mind at rest!