Simple DIY Potting Bench (Just 60 Minutes and $60) – Pergola Genius

Simple DIY Potting Bench (Just 60 Minutes and $60)

Posted on February 9, 2018 By

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So the other day the husband and I were tidying up the side yard.  It has a tendency to become a dumping terrain for yard junk, pool playthings, pots, planting stuffâ€? junk that will doesn’t achieve the garage or even goodwill.  We were organizing plus tossing and trying to mix things back into shape.  As I stepped away for any second to be sure the kids hadn’t burned the house lower, I hear a “Be right back. Going to Home Depot.” plus the car pulling out from the garage. Um. K.

So long story short about 90 minutes later we had this particular nifty little DIY potting along with all set.  This really is the very simple project- it got about 60 minutes to construct plus then a day for me personally to putter around staining this.  😉 If you move quicker than I do and this isn’t hot as blazes outdoors, it is simple to finish this project within an afternoon.  Plus it is usually super affordable- we spent $60 on materials with this project in addition an extra $15 for spot.  The nice thing is that you simply may totally customize this for your area, paint or stain it any kind of color and it really is usually a nice piece to stick away within a quiet corner associated with the yard to keep pots, potting soil, scissors, gloves and offer the workspace for your outdoor tasks.

I will include the particular simple instructions for our along with and you can totally personalize this to suit your very own needs- smaller, bigger, add a lot more hooks, paint a cheerful color- whatever.  And I have utilized this so many times already- I truly didn’t realize how helpful a potting bench is.

We used basic 2x4s plus fence posts for this task to keep it super inexpensive although cedar might be the very best option- just depending on just how much you need to invest in the particular project.  I am not the serious gardener (well inside my desires I am and then the particular plants see me coming plus play dead).  We have this particular on the side of the home below the roof awning so this is semi-protected from elements.

Here is your materials list intended for this project:

  • (4) 8â€? 2×4â€? ********)
  • (1) 10â€? 2×4â€? ********)
  • (10) 5 1/2″x 6â€? fence boards
  • (1) 3 1/2â€? x 6â€? fence boards

The 2×4″s will be cut since follows:

  • (2) 5â€? pieces
  • (2) 3â€? pieces
  • (4) 4â€? pieces
  • (6) 19â€? pieces

Once you finish assembly, the last dimensions of this bench are usually 52 inches wide by 24 inches deep and 60 in . tall.

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To obtain started we made the best shelf and bottom shelf associated with the bench into a basic box.

I prefer in order to stain or paint before building but my hubby was on a move with this and so i stained write-up construction.  You do need in order to stain and seal all of the sides and sides of the planks so it is much simpler to do before you begin assembly.

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We utilized a circular saw to reduce the boards into the reduce list above and used porch screws to assemble the planks into this bench.

One little note- we viewed the bunch of potting benches a person can purchase from various businesses and noticed the tiny details of trimming that top item in an angle.  It is usually a small detail but I believe it makes the bench appear a bit more polished so you may consider using your circular noticed to trim that top item in a 45 degree position.

After assembling the 2 boxes, we used 2 1/2� screws to add the front side side legs as well as the back hip and legs.

Next up is in order to add the top of the particular shelves.  The top box offers a slight overhang so we all used a fence board cut directly into (4) 52â€? pieces.  The underside shelf fits in the assembled container so that was (4) 48â€? cuts of the fence write-up.

We wanted something little and thin as the best of the shelf without huge gaps.  If you like, you may use the 2x4s instead for the shelf.

DIY potting bench

That final board on the top has been a bit too wide therefore we had to make the few additional cuts there in order to fit it around the back again legs. Quick notches with the particular circular saw (like a challenge piece) to fit that round the 2×4 leg.

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Now we are at the complete line my buddies.  Nearly there!

Just have to add the rack and the back support.  Screw your back piece to the hip and legs of the bench.

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We used small brackets to install the shelf to the back again piece.

Note the rack is incredibly narrow but it keeps small pots, jars, tools etc� You can make something a lot more substantial if you prefer in order to hold heavier items.

And that is it!

Oh and we did then add small screws into the top rack to hold scissors and equipment.  I also added some bigger hooks on the side parts to hold jars, twine, whateverâ€? *****)

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I get in order to say I used a brand new shade of stain that We thought may be subtle and this turned out to be method too orange for my flavor. Also I haven’t used the water based stain before plus well… it didn’t turn out excellent.  But all in all We are very happy with this small potting bench.  It stores almost all of our supplies and offers this kind of a handy work surface!

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If you decide in order to make this bench please arrive back and let me understand how it goes for a person.

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