You can make this potting bench in just one day. Parts are easy to cut out from full-size drawings and assemble with screws and a few bolts. The 22-by-42-inch wide bench top is a comfortable 34 inches high and provides ample space for potting and seeding work. An opening may be cut in the bench top for a plastic tub that will hold up to 25 pounds of potting soil.
The lower shelf has slat construction like the bench top and is handy for storing pots, gardening supplies and seed trays. The upper shelf assembly screws to the bench top for extra workspace. A light fixture is fastened to the underside of this shelf to illuminate the bench top. Overall height is 51 inches. Request plan No. BU1675 ($7.95 plus $2.50 shipping charge).
Plant Lover's Plan Packet: This packet of plans includes the plan for the potting bench as well as plans for a greenhouse, a tool shed, a compost bin, a patio planter box and lawn planter. Request No. BU7079 ($19.95 plus $3.75 shipping charge).
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