Potting Bench

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Project by CampD posted 05-14-2017 10:16 PM 780 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, first off I must confess, this was started last spring and I moved it from my small shop to it’s permanent location for assembly. At that time I did not have material for the top and just placed a couple 2xs across the top for effect, and before I knew it, it was covered with plants and potting stuff.

This project is a much needed upgrade to our problem of having to many house plants and they spend the summer outside.

Frame is 4×4 white cedar for the posts and 2×4s for the rails, and it’s assembled in true post and beam fashion.
Top, which I just finished, is leftover 5/4×4 Fir decking that I had all but forgotten about in my temp tent storage shed, which collapsed this past winter under the snow load and I’m now in the process of cleaning up.
Figured I better put something before the bench was again covered ;)

Thanks for looking.

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 05-15-2017 12:09 AM

Doug there’s a really nice project well done !

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#2 posted 05-15-2017 11:12 AM

Doug, nice work and I am definitely NOT showing this to LOML. :D

-- Art

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#3 posted 05-15-2017 12:34 PM

Thanks Guys!

Yeah I had to get this finished before Mother’s Day, it’s when she officially starts her outside gardening and repotting of the indoor plants.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 05-15-2017 02:44 PM

This is a very nice potting bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-16-2017 04:39 PM

Solid looking bench. I made something similar once out of old 2×6 deck boards, but put some lattice on the back. I have found that to be a handy place to hang things. Great job!

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#6 posted 05-16-2017 10:18 PM


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#7 posted 05-17-2017 12:55 PM

Lattice for the back, that’s a good idea, I’ve been looking at that space and trying to come up with something.

-- Doug...

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