Easy to Build: Potting Bench

We’ve wanted a potting bench in our yard for years and finally got around to building one last weekend.  With space permitting, potting benches are a useful tool in your backyard that makes gardening a pleasant chore!  Tuck a potting bench under an eave, inside a shed, or build them freestanding and you have convenient storage for pots, soil, hoses, gloves, and tools. 


wood potting bench bhg


Another benefit of an outdoor potting bench is you can tuck the pots away and turn it into a beverage serving station for alfresco entertaining.


built in potting bench bhg


When I read the Better Homes & Gardens plans for building a potting bench (seen below) I knew  we could build our own too. 


bhg potting bench


The plans are very simple and straightforward.  The above bench was built out of pallets but we opted for redwood instead.  We also used 4” x 4” legs and expanded the size to a full six feet.   Here’s our very own potting bench in our sideyard, built with the BH&G plans


diy potting bench

redwood potting bench


For more details, hop on over to read how we built our redwood potting bench thanks to plans found right here at Better Homes & Gardens!




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