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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.

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