DIY Garden Workstation With Sink

You can put together this garden planting table from reused materials.
By Susan Handy
February/March 2013
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This handy worktable was constructed from reused materials.
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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 








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