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Project by LJ posted 2699 days ago 3057 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this planter’s workbench for the garden center where my wife works. I’ve build many things for her over the years but this is the first that I built that I sold. It is made of aromatic cedar. I left it unfinished except for the recessed soil basket there on the left. I took features that we both thought practical and artistic from several different benches available online or in catalogs. This was definitely a fun project.

-- Peace, LJ

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#1 posted 2699 days ago

Great job LJ. It looks massive, what is the overall size of that bench? Congratulations on your first sale.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2699 days ago

Nice! Hope it leads to more jobs.

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#3 posted 2699 days ago

Thanks. The bench is 72”x24”. The table is at 33” and the backwall has two shelves and is 72” tall. I even used box joints on the soil basket sides and the bottom is laid into a dado cut int each side.

-- Peace, LJ

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#4 posted 2699 days ago

Gorgeous! And functional. And big!
I really like the “soil basket”.

Congrats on the sale

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2699 days ago

Great bench. Make sure to add some project tags so that it will allow for easier searching later.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 2699 days ago

very nice job!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#7 posted 2699 days ago

If my wife sees that Ill have to either hire you or try one on my own… very nice…


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#8 posted 2699 days ago

Really nice!! I built one that was no where near as nice as this one for my mom. Perhaps I’ll have to taken my inspiration from yours and rebuild it.
Congratulations on your sale, it’s a great start!!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#9 posted 2699 days ago

I got a barn full of cedar, I know what I’m going to do with some of it. Nice table. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 2667 days ago

Thank you all for your kind remarks.
Peace, LJ

-- Peace, LJ

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2667 days ago

Beauifully designed, a neat combination fence, & table. You shouldn’t have any trouble selling it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 2624 days ago

I’ll bet whoever bought it loves it. I’m sure it will last for many years since it is so well designed and constructed. Beautiful job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 2624 days ago

Thank you all. I sold it to a local nursery/garden center in my town. I stopped by there a little bit ago and it looks great “in action”.

-- Peace, LJ

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