Click here to download the plan.Photo/Illustration: Gary Williamson
Photo/Illustration: Boyd Hagen
Click here to download the plan and step-by-step instructions for building the potting bench (pdf format).
|Download the plan.|
The overall directions for this potting bench are simple, and you can modify the design according to your needs or style. For example, I added boards to the back of the top shelves to keep things from falling off, but that’s optional. I also cut the lower supports and ends of the top shelf on an angle to break up all the straight lines.
Click here for photos and more about materials, making the frames, assembling the bench, cutting the hatch, and fitting the top shelf unit.
|Tools needed to build this bench:||Materials list|
|• Jigsaw||11||12-ft. 2x4s|
|• Drill||1||12-ft. 2×3|
|• 3/8-in. Forstner bit||1||8-ft. 1×6|
|• Tin snips||2||6-ft. 1x6s|
|• Hammer||2||8-ft. 2x2s|
|• Utility knife||3||6-ft. 1x4s|
|• Flush-cutting peg saw||2-ft. by 2-ft. x 1/2-in.
|1 box (100)||1-5/8-in. galvanized
|1 bottle||Exterior-grade glue|
|3/8-in. by 3/8-in. by 2-ft.
piece of teak
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by Bill Myles
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