Reclaimed Materials Potting Bench

December 16th, 2011 in member junk     
CleverJunk CleverJunk, member
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Reclaimed Wood Potting Bench
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Reclaimed Wood Potting Bench

Reclaimed Wood Potting Bench

Photo: Sherri Spear

I built this potting bench from reclaimed chippy fence boards that were a light pink color, tung and groove siding with chippy white paint, white chippy pickets, and blue posts.  I scraped, sanded and waxed all the pieces then assembled.  An old enamel bowl makes a removable vessel great for potting soil.  I put some old large nails I had in some existing holes to hold tools and a small rusty grater is great for scissors.  Think outside-the-box and use a potting bench as a buffet on a deck or patio using the pan as an ice cooler for drinks.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, eclectic, furniture, country, farm, reclaimed wood

Comments (6)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Multi-use is always a great idea. Indoor/Outdoor Use too! Most of the potting benches don't included a "sink." I love that you've included this feature. ~Mary~ Posted: 4:07 pm on April 27th
suewhitney writes: I'd be using it as a beverage cooler. Ah,hahaha! You did a great job putting this together and I love the fact that it has a multitude of uses.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:44 am on December 19th
CleverJunk writes: To answer Porchman, to the left on the wall is a re-purposed garden trellis. I painted it green, then waxed it and added some aged brass cup hooks that I opened up a bit with pliers so they would hold more product. To the left of that is another old door that I added shelves bordered in vintage yard sticks. Thanks for all your nice comments.
Sherri Posted: 5:34 pm on December 17th
Porchman writes: Really decorative and rustic looking. I really enjoy these types of projects because, as you say, they can have multiple purposes if you think outside the box. Also, I'm not sure what you are displaying to left on the wall, but that is a cool idea also! Plus the buckets, again, nice! Posted: 11:42 am on December 17th
georgiamoon writes: Sherri, great job on the potting bench, it is fantastic, but then, everything you do is fantastic. I always love your stuff, Georgia Posted: 7:51 am on December 17th
gadgetsponge writes: Super job! The rustic finish is just perfect. You've got me thinking about the extra wood I have around the place..... Posted: 6:49 am on December 17th
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