This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY free woodworking plans to build gardenrs potting benches and worktables from woodworker related web sites. The woodworking information found on these sites range in quantity and quality.
This potting bench is 48 inches wide and 24 inches deep. It has a small shelf above the actual potting area. This upper shelf is handy for storing empty pots, pruning shears, plants and other essentials. It also has a lower shelf for keeping a stack of pots or anything else you might need in your potting area.
In this article, we will show you how to build this cedar potting bench in a weekend. We designed this bench to be strong without complex joints. An experienced woodworker can complete this potting bench in a day. If you are a beginner, allow two or three days.
We were not sure what to call this project because it can be use for any number of things in the garden. Since we designed it around the plastic potting trays and it can be set up to carry tools in the tray we thought potting tray was appropriate. Because you can flip both the top and the bottom over we figured it was universal hence, Universal Potting Tray. No matter what you call it we think you will find this useful when you are moving your seedlings from the greenhouse to the garden.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a gardeners potting bench made from 2 X 4s connected together with glued mortise and tenon joints. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.