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Moving a raised bed?

I have a veggie bed made from timbers, 3 high, about 5' x 16' that is totally in the wrong spot for veggies; too much shade. I'd like to move it to a sunny location or reuse the timbers, but it's quite well made and doesn't come apart easily. Seems to be held together with very large nails. Any ideas on deconstruction/reconstruction? I was thinking I might be able to shovel out most of the soil and then move the timbered shell. Would that work?

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I've generally just knocked mine apart with a large hammer and then reclaimed the soil from the raised bet. I now use 3-4 inch exterior screws to connect the corners. Moving in the future will be much easier and the screws hold much better than nails anyway.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.

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