Potting Bench

February 20th, 2009 in member junk     
Bec4 Becky Lamb, contributor
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Ready for spring?  I know some of you lucky ducks who don't live in a zone 4 can start thinking about planting soon.  Here is a potting bench I made from part of a chicken coop door found in a ditch, a free jungle gym ladder, and a piece of wood paneling (the shelf underneath).  I added garden fencing to the back (I screwed holes through the wood and put the wire through the hole and twisted it underneath).  Happy planting!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, table

Comments (10)

SouthernSherri writes: That is one amazing use of 'junk'! What a wonderful table! Posted: 10:05 am on March 1st
MimiToria writes: This is such a great project you created with literally a pile of stuff most of the US would consider junk. How cool is it! Can't wait for Spring. Just had another blizzard in Minnesota today, and this Winter has been way too long already and it's still February.
Gretchen Posted: 9:59 pm on February 26th
CottageElements writes: Becs, you did a great job on your potting bench. Puts me in the gardening mood. We just got snow yesterday, so it'll still be a while. Thanks for inspiring us!

Lani Posted: 10:32 pm on February 22nd
chiccottagejunk writes: Oh, Bec, this is really a great Shabby potting bench and gives me ideas for an old bench that I want to refurbish. Thanks so much for sharing your tips with us. Posted: 10:05 pm on February 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Oh I love a good potting table...even though I will do anything but garden on one. I just moved one into my workroom as a project table. I really do like the way the fencing looks on the back. Great job, Georgia Posted: 2:42 pm on February 22nd
CreepinJen writes: I'm a Zone 4 dweller as well and already dreaming of gardening. Thanks for sharing your potting bench idea. I like the innovative use of a ladder as legs. Great way to add bottom shelves by using the lower rungs. Now I'll be on the look out for old ladders. Great job and thanks for sharing.
~ Carrie Posted: 7:35 am on February 22nd
shamrockerin writes: very nice! it'd look great with some herbs planted in terra cotta pots and quirky little labels on them Posted: 10:43 am on February 21st
junkermidge writes: Oh, I really like this potting bench. I've never made one before and had a plan in mind for my first one, but I may try your style instead. I really like the basic design and also the details -- door toppiece, fencing, faucet heads. How did you keep it from racking back and forth, I don't see any cross pieces? Nice job!
Midge Posted: 9:59 am on February 21st
irishrovr writes:
This is a wonderful potting table! Makes me pine for those warm days of spring!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 12:16 am on February 21st
alicemom writes: What a great table! I love it.
alice Posted: 12:01 am on February 21st
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