Create your own raised garden bed designs using Frame It All raised garden bed brackets and boards (sold separately). Use the 2” 4-Way Bracing Bracket where 3 or 4 one-inch boards intersect, or to prevent frost pushout in long spans of boards. The 4-Way Bracket comes in two pieces that can be used either together (to create a hub) or separately at either end of a board to bridge a span where two boards intersect. An example of where you would use the 4-Way as a hub would be if you are creating an 8’ x 8’ raised bed with two Frame It All Insulating boards on each side of your square garden. If you would like to create 4 separated 4’ x 4’ spaces within your larger garden (and fortify it against frost push out) you would use the 4-Way Bracing Bracket in the center (as a hub or spoke), from which your four interior boards would radiate. In the same example, you would use one half of a 4-Way bracket to create a 3-Way connection at the opposite end of the boards where they join at the intersection of two exterior boards. When creating a long garden (8 feet or longer) use one half of a 4-Way bracket on either end of a bracing board to span across your raised garden bed where two boards butt together. This is only necessary when you stack levels and should be used every second level to prevent frost pushout. The 4-Way Bracket will keep your garden perfectly square regardless of what Mother Nature throws at it.
Did you know? Frost pushout is caused when water molecules in your soil freeze and thaw repeatedly during the winter. These cycles cause the soil to expand and push against the side walls of your raised garden, causing damage or shifting. This can be prevented by adding bracing boards to fortify any connections where two boards butt together. (Intersections at corners are not of concern). 2” Anchor Brackets and 2” Stacking Brackets also available to complete your design.
The Frame It All system of modular raised garden beds, borders, sandboxes and accessories was designed by our founder, Anthony Topping. As a professional landscape designer who spent many years creating high-end gardens in the Tri-State New York area, he felt there had to be a way to give homeowners the ability to easily create quality landscaping features and gardens for much less than paying a professional.
Here’s a note from Anthony on why he designed this product:
“Our 4-Way bracing bracket enables you to make perfectly square raised gardens, but did you know it can do so much more? Frame It All's 4-Way bracket has revolutionized knot gardens by enabling you to interlock raised garden beds of many different angles in 4 different directions! When you combine straight timbers with our curved timbers you can make endless intricate formal garden designs!” - Anthony
- 1 – 4-Way Bracing Bracket (2 pieces)
- 1 - Stacking Stake
- 1 - Finishing Cap