DIY Potting Bench Plans

Want to learn how to build a simple potting bench? With these easy-to-follow DIY potting bench plans, you will be able to increase your outdoor garden storage and finish chores faster.

By Spike Carlsen
Updated on January 5, 2023
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by Tom Thulen
These versatile DIY potting bench plans show you how to build the entire project as shown, or you can choose to construct only the bench (lower section) or cabinet (upper section).

Want to learn how to build a simple potting bench? With these easy-to-follow DIY potting bench plans, you will be able to increase your outdoor garden storage and finish chores faster.

Do you wash your garden produce on the lawn with a hose? Or transplant seedlings on top of your picnic table, or on your knees in the garden? If so, this DIY potting bench will make your gardening chores easier and faster. These DIY potting bench plans will let you work at a comfortable height, and will provide a central place for stashing your hand tools and supplies. The tubs will offer places to store soil, compost, waste and other materials. You can even add a sink to one side.

Before building your potting bench, purchase the storage tubs or baskets you’ll be using for the cantilevered wings, and tweak the dimensions of the bench parts accordingly. The materials and cutting lists are divided into bench and cabinet sections so you can build only one component if that’s all you need. If you’re building an outdoor potting bench, choose cedar or another rot-resistant lumber. Remember that cedar board dimensions usually aren’t as uniform as those of pine, so adjust your measurements accordingly. For interior use, any wood is fair game.

DIY Potting Bench Plans

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