WHICH TIMBERS TO PURCHASE - 1 INCH OR 2 INCH?
The garden project you’re planning should determine whether you will need our 2” or 1” timbers. Raised garden beds with 3 or more levels, that will contain heavy soils or materials such as stone and gravel will require the heavier 2” profile timbers for their greater durability and structural support. Because the sides of the timbers are thicker, their internal air pockets provide greater insulation for soil and plants against hot summers and cooler fall months. Please see our Board Strength Comparison Chart.
The sleek design of our 1” profile timbers features a convex upper edge and concave lower edge. When stacked in two or more levels, the timber’s convex long surface fits neatly into the concave surface below to create a strong durable bond. The internal air in the 1” timbers also insulates the soil in hot summers and cooler fall weather. Importantly at their highly affordable cost, the 1” timber’s strength and durability is suited for most raised garden beds!