We don't see many animals in our suburban backyard, however, when I plant lettuce and other spring crops, I swear a siren goes off alerting all the animals to come sample. Last fall, it got so bad that I was unable to harvest anything. If it wasn't the birds scratching in the soil, or the squirrels looking for seeds, then it was the rabbits and foxes coming to sample what had grown. Fortunately, the deer were distracted by my neighbor's apple tree. So, I sketched out a design for a mesh cage to sit on top of my smaller garden for the spring and fall crops. It had to be removable for the taller tomatoes and cucumber trellis. Here's the end result.
The final measurements and other supplies:
2x4s = 12" (2 for the back) and 8" (2 for the front).
1x2s = cut according to my raised bed with the top side pieces being slightly longer to angle up.
2 exterior hinges
2 1/2' wood screws (and bolts to make it easier to remove for summer planting)
Deer resistant mesh
Staple Gun to attach mesh to the frame