Build It Yourself: Potting Bench


If you’re an avid gardener, you know how tough gardening can be on your back and your knees. If a potting bench isn’t already part of your outdoor furniture, take a look at these plans for some designs that will keep you busy for a weekend or two.

We recommend building your own outdoor sink station that can also serve as a potting bench.

The biggest issues are making sure your bench can handle the weight of heavy pots and plants and remember when they are watered they are even heavier. You also want something that is easy to clean and won’t hold mold and dirt.

Have you built your own potting bench? We’d love to see photos.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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