I am so excited about the end result of my potting bench! I can’t wait to show you! It is made almost completely of reused materials or seconds.
I started with this platform that I showed you a couple of weeks ago.
Then I added 4×4 posts screwed down through a bracket onto the platform. It was a little tricky to get everything square but I worked slowly and took my time to make sure I got it right so that it didn’t become a problem later in the build. At Les’ suggestion, I rested my roof shutters on a 2×4 and then covered their ends with a piece of 1×8. The shutters aren’t secured down so I can lift them out to clean or paint as I need to. In the following photos I also propped up an old window frame on the back to see how it would look. That blue garbage can holds my potting soil. It stands out like a sore thumb so that needs to change.
The next time I worked on the bench, I made a counter out of 2 2×12 fir. I also attached the window and a couple of wider shutters on either side. I also swapped out the garbage can for a galvanized one. So much better!
The finishing touch was adding a couple of spindles and a decorative piece to support the front of the counter. I also hung a solar chandelier.
I am so pleased with the result and have already used it a few times. The only thing that I may have to do is add some angle braces on the side to help keep it square. I will get Les’ advice on that.
I am planning on adding some stone steps in front of the bench with a few creeping plants in between the stones. I am excited to get started on that but I have a few maintenance projects to complete first!
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