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Project by DamnYankee posted 05-15-2013 11:29 AM 1365 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a potting bench I made for my wife for Mother’s Day. (I’d only been promising it for a year….or two).

It is made from fence posts ($0.78 ea). Construction is basic overlap joints. Took most of an afternoon to make.

The screen in the top is lined up with the bin that holds potting soil so as she fills a pot the excess soil falls through the screen and into the bin that holds the soil. This is also helpful for reusing potting soil – you can dump the old plant out of the pot onto the screen and seperate out the soil from the dead plant debris.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards





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Roger

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 12:04 PM

This is a mighty fine potting bench. Very stout, and everything you need for your gardening needs. Nice build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 12:06 PM

That is a wonderful design and you did a very nice job on this project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://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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ratchet

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 12:16 PM

DY; A nice potting bench it is. I like the screen top feature. Should make momma happy. Are you going to apply a finish or let it go natural gray?

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DamnYankee

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 12:28 PM

If I finish it it will either very late this summer or next year as it is made of pressure treated pine (and it was VERY wet when I made it). As the planks are rough sawn I’d likely have to spray it as the planks would tear-up any brush.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 12:38 PM

I was going to say “it’s got a hole in it” :^o until I actually read your design notes.

Very clever… I like the screen idea

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 05-15-2013 12:48 PM

Yanks- I found another pot for your bench.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 05-15-2013 09:13 PM

When I saw the title, I thought it may be a bench in a pharmacy….
You know, for “medicinal” marijuana!!!

Great job at keeping the ‘Boss” happy.
My boss would fire me, if my work projects took a year or two….

BTW: Nice pictures, thanks!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#8 posted 05-15-2013 11:18 PM

I love potting benches. They are so handy. Nicely done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#9 posted 05-15-2013 11:40 PM

Well done Rob and scoring points with the wife…...everybody wins!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#10 posted 05-16-2013 02:01 AM

Seriously I liked mine so much I put a sink in it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Kreegan

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#11 posted 05-16-2013 12:17 PM

Looking good, Rob!

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 05-20-2013 04:26 PM

Smart idea in the screen top. It looks good and sturdy, will definitely gets plenty of use and lasts longer. I’m sure wife loves it.

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