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Mobile garden potting table with sink

MaureenW
Budding Contributor
MaureenW
MaureenW
Budding Contributor

This mobile potting table has a sink and space for storing garden tools and materials. It's a handy workstation for a keen gardener.  

 

 

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The project

 

I've never made anything before and I'm a little (OK a lot) chuffed with myself for making this potting table.

 

I built the table using 70mm x 19 x 1.2m fence pickets for the shelf and surrounds. The timber lengths were already the size I needed for the project so it made it easy to use stock-standard lengths and avoid a lot of cutting. The back posts are 1.5m. I utilised a leftover piece of Merbau lattice from a different project.

 

The top shelf was made using leftover Masonite that was drilled onto Pine supports so the shelves don't sag. I used Winton 305 x 305mm Finger Wood Self Stick Vinyl Tile on top of the Masonite and a piece of Perspex to protect the timber-look tiles from moisture.

 

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I made the top shelf first to accommodate the size of the sink. The second shelf was made to support the sink when heavy potting mix is in it. I used leftover vinyl tile to cover the plug hole in the sink so that potting mix can't escape because the sink isn't completely flat and created a lid for the sink using Merbau lattice.

 

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It has castor wheels and a black handle to make it easy to push around the backyard. Make sure you buy wheels that can carry the right weight for your needs. I used Easyroll 75mm 90kg Blue Rubber Heavy Duty Castors as they are not noisy and much smoother to push the trolley over our paving.

 

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I finished with Cabot's 1L Water Based Jarrah Garden Furniture Oil.

 

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Garden tool trolley and plant stand

 

Maureen also made a garden tool trolley and a plant stand. 

 

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How to build a potting bench

 

A potting bench is a handy workstation where you can pot plants and store your seeds, tools, hoses and other gardening gear. Follow step-by-step instructions to build your own D.I.Y. potting bench.

 

 

You can also build an easy wall-mounted garden tool storage rack using a recycled pallet.

 

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More project inspiration

 

Workshop member Catldoo built this attractive potting bench with garden tool storage to easily pot plants without having to bend over.

 

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Workshop member wovenpaua put together a flat pack workbench from Bunnings to use as a potting bench and created a garden tool storage unit using pallets.

 

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