Garden Potting Bench
Transform common cedar boards and a few pieces of hardware into this great-looking, hardworking bench for your yard and garden.
Made with cedar and containing several decorative elements, this potting bench works hard and looks good doing it. It’s packed with features that make it a valuable addition to your outdoor living space. The bench is built from basic cedar boards that you can find at any home center. The bulk of the structure is made from cedar 2x4s, while the shelf slats and other thin parts are cut down from cedar decking. Plastic lattice and basic hardware round out the list. Though simple, this bench offers a lot of utility. Between the flip-up leaves for storing potting bins and the ample shelf on the bottom, you’re sure to find lots of uses for the bench this growing season.
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What You Get:
- 13 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 50 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
- Special article on building for the outdoors
- Full-scale patterns for the top rail
- Materials list and cutting diagram
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
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Build this workbench in a weekend with materials you can find at the local home center and then use it for a lifetime.
The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.