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Mobile garden potting table with sink

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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.






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.




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.




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




Garden tool trolley and plant stand


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








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.




More project inspiration


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




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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