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16 Potting Bench Plans To Make Gardening Work Easy

Potting bench is going to add luxury to your gardening experience with these free plans; moreover, it is an essential technique to make sure everything extra within the garden space remains organized. Important gardening items like empty pots, soil pots, gardening tools, fertilizers and related supplies can be kept at one location. You don’t have to spend lots of money on buying such a gardening table, in fact, you can create one on your own.

There are so many detailed and comprehensive diy potting bench plans available online that you would not face any trouble carrying out activity on your own. Listed below are some of the simplest gardening potting bench plans that we have gathered for you that are going to make your life easier, once you are done with it.

Related: shooting bench plans, reloading bench plans and garage workbench plans.

1- $150 DIY Potting Bench Plan

Using this potting bench plan by Ana White plan you can create a gorgeous looking, spacious bench for the garden. It has two large slabs for placing pots and vertical board for hanging tools, it’s simple yet elegant.

Here we have brief instructions to make this Potting Bench plan.

  • Mark the back legs from the bottom at 11-1/4” and 35-1/4”. Screws the 22” long side aprons to the back legs.
  • Mark the front legs 1-1/2” in from front edge and also 11-1/4”. Fix 22” long side aprons to the front legs.
  • Attach front aprons to the side aprons with 2” deck screws and glue.
  • Place shelving boards on top and bottom at ½” gap between the two.
  • Cut cross bracing at 45 degree angles on ends. Attach to the back legs and upper shelves.
  • Attach hutch back boards to back legs leaving about 2” gap in between boards.
  • Add hooks and towel bar for additional accessories.
DIY Potting Bench Plan
DIY Potting Bench Plan, Image via: Ana White plan

2- Pallet Potting Station

Foldaway recycled pallet is perfect outdoor potting station by au.lifestyle.yahoo.com by that can be fixed against the wall. Know the simple steps leading to successful completion of the project.  The expertise required for the construction of this garden work bench might not be for starters, but if you seek help from a professional, it is going to be real fun activity.

Pallet Potting Station
Pallet Potting Station, Image via: au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

3- Redwood Potting Bench Plans

Here we have Redwood garden potting bench by finegardening is going to accommodate everything extra that is placed in your garden. Since the wood used is weather resistant, the table is going to last for years. The beauty of the table lies in its design which includes so many small and big compartments for organizing supplies.

Redwood Potting Bench Plans
Redwood Potting Bench Plans, Image via: finegardening

4- Treated Lumber Potting Table

Well at first sight it is going to look like a mini dressing table. Sophisticated, elegant and beautifully designed, this is perfect type of outdoor potting bench by lowes that can surge the beauty of your garden space. If you have good carpeting skills, take out two weeks time and you would be done.

Below are brief steps to build this diy potting bench.

  • From 2″x4″s, cut and arrange the frame runners and frame stretchers to length to form a rectangular frames.
  • Cut, glue and screwed wide and narrow slats to the frame.
  • Cut and join the front runners, stretchers, rear runners, back and front legs to the length.
  • Assemble the the bottom and upper portion and legs.
  • Make the shelves for the bench.
  • Cut the front, back and side aprons, apply glue and clamp them in place.
  • Cut and build the bin.
  • Examine all the assemblies. Sanding and paint the bench.
Treated Lumber Potting Table Plan
Treated Lumber Potting Table Plan, Image via: lowes

5- DIY Potting Bench

Look at the way Tom Thulen teaches you how to build a bench for your garden by motherearthnews. This is one of the most versatile plans with proper detail of each step.

Here are brief steps to build this potting bench.

  • Cut the 2-by-4 legs and leg blocks to the length.
  • Secure the legs and leg blocks to one another with construction adhesive and 10d galvanized nails.
  • Build the frames for top and bottom platforms. Using screws fastening the corner joints.
  • Using galvanized nails install 1-by-6 slats.
  • Notch the outer two slats on the bottom platform to fit around the front legs.
DIY Potting Bench
DIY Potting Bench, Image via: motherearthnews

6- Three Level Potting Bench Plan

Choose cedar of treated lumber for starting the construction of this particular type of bench. The expertise required are medium level with 7 to 8 hours to have it done. Get the instructions at This Old House.

Three Level Potting Bench Plan
Three Level Potting Bench Plan, Image via: This Old House

7- Red Lumber Potting Bench Plan

Read the PDF to know the details about this gorgeous looking potting bench by images.lowes.  if your garden is the place to fall for, this is perfect plan to feed your need.

Red Lumber Potting Bench Plan
Red Lumber Potting Bench Plan, Image via: images.lowes

8- Beginner Level Potting Bench Plan

If you haven’t find anything that you may think is the right DIY activity for you, read beginner level bench plan by Ana White’s – nothing can be more convincing than this one.

Beginner Level Potting Bench Plan
Beginner Level Potting Bench Plan, Image via: Ana White’s

9- $200 Year Round Garden Station

Once you have this, you would not have to worry about anything; with proper space and elegant design, this is going to win hearts of all. Get the instructions at This Old House

Garden Station
Garden Station, Image via: This Old House

10- 15 Step Potting Bench Plan

Very simple, quick and detailed plan regarding the making of potting bench by bhg is here for you. Learn in detail about materials, supplies, and tools to avoid any chaos and complete the bench making process with desired results.

15 Step Potting Bench Plan
15 Step Potting Bench Plan, Image via: bhg

11- Tri-Wood Potting Station

Working on H Shaped module, the designer has used three different types of wood to attain the perfect and elegant looking potting plan by ronhazelton for small garden spaces.

12- Simple Garden Potting Bench

With various shelves and attractive design, this potting bench plan works well for those who have to accommodate larger supplies or pots in the garden. View the detailed video tutorial by ronhazelton, there is no room for any mistake now.

Simple Garden Potting Bench
Simple Garden Potting Bench, Image via: sunset

13- Custom Potting Bench Plan

The best thing about custom plans is that you get the perfect shape or space you require. While working on such a plan you can ideally create a masterpiece in your home to suit the need of your garden supplies. Moreover, if you master the art of making elegant potting benches, you can sell them too.

Custom Potting Bench Plan
Custom Potting Bench Plan

14- Short Potting Bench Plan

In case you don’t want to spend time making a proper potting station, you can work out with this simple idea – a small table looking DIY bench by extremehowto is going to help you with organizing the gardening tools and pots.

 Short Potting Bench Plan
Short Potting Bench Plan , Image via: extremehowto

15- Elegant Garden Workbench

To all the gardeners who have heart into their spaces, this plan by Sunset.com  is going to ease your work, while adding ultimate beauty to the garden area. Learn here how to get the task done. See the detail at

Elegant Garden Workbench
Elegant Garden Workbench, Image via: Sunset.com

16- Pallet Potting Workstation

To be honest, this plan is not much organised or pretty, but it is going to work really well for those who just intend to have basic pallet potting work station by instructables for keeping their gardening belonging.

Pallet Potting Workstation
Pallet Potting Workstation, Image via: instructables


Potting bench plans help the gardener to organize different things that are required for gardening such as soil pots, empty pots, tools, fertilizer etc. In this article we have gone through many options to consider any diy potting bench that we need for our garden, Hope you like our article.

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