DIY: Potting Bench Woodworking Plans

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Total Cost = approximately $75
Time to Make: 1 Day

We love our potting bench which doubles as an entertaininment, bar area. This build is modular, with lots of inside storage, removable sliding trays. We are known to like our summer shandy, and wine. So having a potting bench that disguises itself as a bar is nothing short of genius, my husband is so smart! 

A summer or so ago our deck went through a bit of a transformation. Here is what our deck looked like, before:

Deck Before Powerwashing
Deck, before. We planted shrubbery and trees around the base to protect us from the heat since this faces west.

The open wall was begging for something pretty.  And my husband had just started setting up a woodshop in the garage and he was anxious to create something.

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We spec’d out a rough plan of what our bench would look like, and knew that this open wall was where it would live. Meanwhile, I finished updating our deck…all we needed was the bench and our space was ready for entertaining.

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It’s all pretty laid back and informal here with old washtubs filled with ice and Summer Shandy, so an informal entertainment buffet, coupled with a functional potting bench would serve us well.

My first glimpse of the bench. It was HUGE, which I loved. Funny how fast we can build things now that we have a functioning woodshop

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  1. Wow, you really have a nice potty bench. I my post about hanging plants I have a photo of my potting bench its a mess. I have potty bench envy.
    Have great week,

    1. Jeanette, DIY Blog says:

      Thanks Kippi!

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