Potting Benches - 10 FREE PLANS

We love this time of year! Time to pull the tools out of the garage, enjoy some of that nicer weather and get building on some fun outdoor projects!

Whether you are a gardener or not, a potting bench can be a wonderful addition to an outdoor space. Use it to pot plants OR use it for extra storage and surface for entertaining. A great place for food and drinks when not being used for planting!

These plans are all beginner friendly and can be built in an afternoon! 

Please share if you build and be sure to tag #anawhite 



1. Farmhouse Potting Bench

farmhouse potting bench

This farmhouse style potting bench features a slatted bottom shelf, upper shelf with hook bar, and X detailing on the ends.  Simple construction uses basic tools and off the shelf materials. This super versatile plan has been used as a drink station and even a workbench when not being used as a planter! 



2. Simple Potting Bench

Simple potting bench plan

If you are looking for a simple and quick build this is a great plan. We like how easy it is to modify for your specific needs. The added hutch is great for adding hooks and also gives an additional small shelf for small plants or planting utensils. The large bottom shelf is great for extra potting soil and storage!



3. Simple 2x4 Potting Bench

2x4 potting bench easy potting bench

I wanted to create new potting bench plans that are still super simple to make, but this time, I wanted to integrate more storage on the hutch and back.  So I teamed up with my friends at Ryobi to create these plans for you!

One of the things I love the most about this potting bench is the back is like a pegboard!  You can use any "over-the-cabinet" accessories to customize your hutch for your needs.

You'll also love how quick and easy it was to build this potting bench!



4. Collapsible Potting Bench

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Build a collapsible potting table or BBQ area to provide an extra outdoor surface that can be stored away in the off season. This is perfect for outdoor spaces or a table that needs to be easily portable! This build is by Lady Goats!



5. Potting Table

diy potting table

Another great beginner project! What we love about this potting table is that is can double as a drink station or grill cart when not used for potting! Built and shared by Between Naps on the Porch, be sure to stop by to see the entire build process as well as links to all the extras. I mean how cute are those dragonfly hooks and casters! 



6. Easy 2x4 Potting Table

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If you're looking for a quick and easy potting table plan, this one will get you planting in no time! This plan takes just five 2x4's and can be built in a few hours, Featuring Refresh Restyle on this potting bench tutorial!



7. Small Potting Bench with Pocket Hole Construction

small potting bench pocket holes

Featuring Angela Marie Made. We love the look of this potting bench and the added corbel shelf and lovely details! Built with pocket hole construction, this potting bench will look fabulous indoors or out! 



8. Potting Bench with Sink

potting bench with sink

This plan features The Handyman's Daughter and includes a sink! If you're looking for a modern style potting bench with plenty of storage, counter space and extras, this might be the plan for you!



9. Potting Bench with Hidden Garbage Can Enclosure

potting bench with garbage can and roof covered potting bench

Featuring Reality Daydream, this potting bench has it all! A potting bench that boasts tons of closed door storage, a large surface area to work on, plenty of options for hanging gardening utensils, PLUS a place for the garbage can! 



10. Potting Bench with Decorative Roof

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This darling potting bench with decorative roof is by Love Grows Wild. Another great tutorial to add some beauty and function to your outdoor space! 

Potting Benches 10 Free Plans