Planter Table/Versatile

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Project by dingle posted 08-29-2011 04:16 AM 1914 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed another project for my wife. She wanted a planting table so I constructed this based on my own design and custom built for her needs. I installed a grated top with a catch tub below so the overflow dirt from the pots will drop into the tub and can be re-used. The grate can be removed which we did during sweet corn season and we utilized the direct opening into the tub to husk the corn into. She can also utilize this for filling bird feeders catching any overflow that misses the fill hole of the feeders.
In addition I placed wheels on it and will hook up a hitch system so she can transport the stand to different locations in the yard.

The construction material is a combination of cedar/treated lumber and some qualty grade pine for the draw. The draw was constructed utilizing a Kreg tool. The table measures 48” in length and 26” in depth and is 36” from the ground including the 4” wheels. The bottom shelf is 12” from the floor. I included a shelf at the top of the stand and utilized peg board so gardening tools can be hung for ease of use. I also have included hooks so she can hang empty pots as needed. I will eventually include folding hooks so she can hang the filled pots.

I finished the top/sides with Min Wax Polyurethane to protect the wood from premature detriatiion.

I am very satisfied with the results even though tjere were some mistakes, being a begiinner in woodworking projects is kinda of like playing golf, you can have a terrible score but that one good shot peaks your enthusiasm to play again.

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 04:42 AM

Sweet table, Danny. ML will really lkne that…especially with all the plants she puts out each year!!

Thanks for sharing…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 04:39 PM

Very nice. I built one years ago for myself. With each passing season the bench looks better and wiser.

I really like the drawer you’ve added. The open top feeding into the tub below is a great idea it’s uses are endless. This is a great looking workbench.

-- Anthony

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