DIY Garden Workstation With Sink

You can put together this garden planting table from reused materials.

| February/March 2013

  • A DIY Garden Worktable
    This handy worktable was constructed from reused materials.
    Photo By Susan Handy

  • A DIY Garden Worktable

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 



Snowstar
6/10/2018 12:15:37 AM

Janet, it appears to be a green hose, with a wider bit of black tubing leading off to wherever the sink should drain (probably some fruit trees or other areas that could benefit from a nice soak).


janet
6/9/2018 11:25:53 AM

I can't get the picture large enough to try to figure out what your source of water (if any) might be. Since you didn't mention that aspect, could you cover that please?







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