When we first built these beds 6 years ago we thought raised cedar beds would ease my back, we thought they were good enough. But after building a garage and having so much siding left over my husband decided the beds could look better. The cedar was grooved so they could slide right into each other. They were already stained and matched our house and garage so the work was easy. With a little edging they were new and looked much for elegant that the originals. Now with the larger top they can also accommodate my cup of coffee, a glass of wine or just an easy place to sit. Love these raised beds even more. Kinda fun to clean up the old and get rid of the extra materials just hanging around in my yard.