Simple white potting bench

Submitted by JW on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 05:59

Finally, a place to corral all of the stuff on the patio!

What we really needed was a wood rack and buffet/usable surface for the patio, but this potting bench fit the bill perfectly because:
1. It's sturdy enough to hold all that firewood
2. I had all of the supplies already (2x4 scraps, leftover paint, screws, etc)

Free and easy? Yes, please!

Only real change is that I added an apron to the front of the top shelf, and used well-sanded fence slats for the top shelf instead of a regular 1x6 (it's what was in the garage already).

The towel bar is from Ikea. That was also an extra that was already on hand.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$0 (made from all leftovers from other projects)
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine studs and fence slats
Finish Used
Some exterior white paint that was already in the garage. Pretty sure it was Behr brand paint.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project