Potting Bench

January 21st, 2009 in member junk     
tami4gsd tami4gsd, member
10 users recommend

I think this turned out so well! Now I cant wait until spring so I can actually use it.

I think this turned out so well! Now I can't wait until spring so I can actually use it.


This was my first go at a carpentry project. I've always been scared of the saws. But with my sons help I got over that & was abl to build this great potting bench. I used an old door for the back & recycled lumber from an old deck I had replaced last year. I dropped a galvanized washbasin in the top. Then I added a few doodads & geegaws to cutesy it up & make it more useful to me. I painted it with leftover paint that I had from another project. Lots of recycled stuff here! Hope you like it!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Tami
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, furniture, country, garden, outdoor spaces, yellow

Comments (11)

DarbyGirl writes: This is a great job.
I have one similar, but instead of a door for the back I used a window frame and put chicken wire on the back. I just used 'S' hooks to hand my garden tools!
Love you idea may have to make another one!! Posted: 9:12 pm on May 30th
eliz2nd writes: WOW! I really love what you have done its so sweet and well designed I know you will love using it great job! Posted: 9:19 am on January 29th
MimiToria writes: Welcome to the site! This potting table is awesome. I love how you made use of the old door, patio leftover boards, the galvanized pail set into the sink, cool shelf brackets and the hose reel on the side are just awesome.
Great project. I could use one of these up at my cabin. I will keep this project in mind. Thanks for sharing.
Gretchen Posted: 10:09 am on January 22nd
junkermidge writes: Tami, you did a FANTASTIC job on this potting bench. Great construction, color, and details. You should be very proud.
So glad you put aside your fears to try the power tools. Keep learning, you'll have even more fun and more project options. I LOVE all my tools, wish I had more (and newer ones). I'm trying to get a welder next. Sorry to ramble, tool talk gets me going!

Midge Posted: 8:35 am on January 22nd
chiccottagejunk writes: Oh, my this has so much character ~ I just love it. I have a potting bench that my dad built years ago that needs so sprucing up and I might mimick a few of your ideas if you don't mind. Thanks so much for sharing. Sue Posted: 7:40 am on January 22nd
janwinn writes: This is lovely. It's great to have decorative stuff around your home but decorative and useful - that's the best!! Posted: 5:34 am on January 22nd
LuAnn writes: I love potting benches. Yours is great. I too can't wait for spring. We're getting a heat wave tomorrow--a whole 25 to 30 but down to the teen's on Saturday. Spring can't get here soon enough.

LuAnn Posted: 6:02 pm on January 21st
MelHow writes: I haven't quite evolved to your level - this is great - I like the sunny cheerful yellow and the slightly ornate shelf brackets too. Posted: 5:51 pm on January 21st
PaintedShed writes: I bet you get lots of use out of it come spring. It's so pretty and handy at the same time. Wish I had one. Posted: 12:50 pm on January 21st
JunkArchitect writes: For your first project with a power saw you’ve done an excellent job. Not only is the design of your bench great but the display looks beautiful. Posted: 12:42 pm on January 21st
fellowjunker writes: I love your potting bench and I'm so glad you shared it with all us junkers. I know exactly what you mean about being "scared" of saws!! For years I was afraid to use a drill, saw or torch on my own, and then I finally thought "well, if he (my husband) can do it why shouldn't I"....turns out it's way easier than I thought!!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:16 pm on January 21st
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.