DIY Garden Workstation With Sink

You can put together this garden planting table from reused materials.
By Susan Handy
February/March 2013
Add to My MSN

This handy worktable was constructed from reused materials.
Photo By Susan Handy


Content Tools

We loved the idea of a garden workstation as described in the article Keeping Up With Your Garden. My husband, Wayne, built our workstation from an old stainless steel workbench that a neighbor was no longer using. Wayne used a 4-inch cookie wheel on a die grinder to make a swirl pattern on the countertop.

The stainless steel sink came from a junkyard. Wayne fashioned the high-arc faucet out of coated half-inch copper tubing and added a ball valve to it.

We added an extra element to our backyard garden worktable: an umbrella. An old picnic table umbrella provides shade for the vegetables, and for me. We cut a hole in the tabletop for the umbrella pole, and it’s set in a concrete base that we had used for a clothesline. The cost was minimal, and the result is a real convenience. Thanks for a great idea!

Susan Handy 
St. Johnsville, New York 








Post a comment below.

 














Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here