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.