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RickCorey_WA wrote:
Here's one, 11 square feet, 16" above grade. It has 5 8x16 pavers on each side (3' 4" square).
Total cost: $20, since it's so small it is "mostly wall".

This is made of 16"x8"x3/4" pavers - kind of thin and least stable.
Since this is 16" deep, I have room left to build it up deeper with compost etc.

The corners are TOTALLY random and crumby - chinked with big bricks. I was in a big hurry that day to plant my first bulbs ever! You see a leaner in the back-right corner: bad Rick! Prop it back up! Maybe spot-glue that one.

For $48, you can have 12 pavers on each side:

if square:
16" deep x 8' x 8' = 64 sq ft
12" deep x 12' x 12' = 144 sq feet
8" deep x 16' x 16' = 256 square feet (square is an "efficient" shape if your arms are 8' long)

Or, laying 48 pavers for a bed 4' wide:
16" deep x 4' x 12' = 48 sq ft
12" deep x 4' x 20' = 80 sq feet
8" deep x 4' x 21' = 84 square feet - - not bad for $48 - $2.30 per linear foot of 4' bed.

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