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Re: Concrete Raised Garden Beds (Easy to build, and fairly cheap)

This thread is rather old so hopefully someone will see it. I'm in the process of building some raised beds. I'm dry stacking 2 blocks high. These beds will be part of an ongoing landscape project so they need to look really good and professional. I'll be skim coating the exterior so it looks like a poured wall. I've never drystacked block before and have run into a dimension issue using half blocks to stagger the seams. The half blocks cause that row to be 3/8" shorter than the base row below it. I've searched the web and can't even find this issue mentioned, much less how to deal with it. Has anybody run across this and how did you address it? I would accept the overhang if it weren't for the required aesthetics.