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Project by theSawdustSurfer posted 704 days ago 2350 views 27 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love working outdoors. If the weather was better in Sweden, I would probably just have a shed with a roof without walls as a workshop. Here is one of my outdoor projects for this year.

The Practical Potting Bench
My wife wanted a sturdy bench that could handle very heavy use.
she wanted it big with many practical features.

  • Box for garden soil
  • Removable grid (so that the old soil can fall through into a bucket or a wheelbarrow)
  • Strong hooks to hang heavy stuff in.
  • Suspension device for the garden hose.

I made it in slow growing pine
Legs are 2 1/5 “by 4”´s
The frame is 2”by 5”´s
Table top and shelves are 1”by 4”´s
the Hooks are 1 1/4” dowels

I think I managed to satisfy all of her requirements, although they were many :)

She (and I ) have used the bench the whole summer so i can tell, it works well! The whole bench including finish took four evenings to do and a minimum of tools, a perfect outdoor project.

i have much more info about the features and the way i made it on my blogg

Thanks for watching

Ps
please visit http://www.thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com/ for more pics

-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden ---- http://thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com





11 comments so far

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2161 days


#1 posted 704 days ago

Looks like a cool design Henrik,very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jaysonic

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#2 posted 704 days ago

I love it, I’ll be building a greenhouse in the near future (hopefully!) and my wife loves this design. Super practical, great job!

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#3 posted 704 days ago

Very interesting design,Henrik.

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 704 days ago

This is a really nice bench and would be a wonderful project to build for any gardener.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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dnick

892 posts in 966 days


#5 posted 703 days ago

Great looking bench. The problem is that, now when I look at the potting bench I made 10 or 12 years ago, it doesn’t look so great. Thanks for sharing.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Karson

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#6 posted 703 days ago

Beautiful bench. My daughter uses the one I made her quite often.

They find them as a handy place to fillup your seeding trays and pots.

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

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Egor

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#7 posted 703 days ago

Very nice. I like the design….

-- Brock, Illinois

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theSawdustSurfer

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#8 posted 703 days ago

Thanks everyone!

i really appreciate your comments!

-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden ---- http://thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com

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CartersWhittling

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#9 posted 703 days ago

Thats a great project. A work bench is needed in more places than just our shops.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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Bob817

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#10 posted 703 days ago

My wife has been wanting me to build her a bigger outdoor planting bench.You have alot of great ideas and accessories on yours I need to borrow. Thankyou for sharing

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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Sergio

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#11 posted 693 days ago

In Brazil, the perfect time to be outside is Wintertime, it is dry and temperature is 16C in the morning and 26C at midday… lol
Summer is just too hot and rains a lot.
Nice design indeed!

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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