|Project by theSawdustSurfer||posted 08-06-2012 02:29 PM||3101 views||30 times favorited||11 comments|
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
please visit http://www.thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com/ for more pics
-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden ---- http://thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com