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Potting bench with garden tool storage

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An attractive workstation with storage to easily pot plants without having to bend over.





The project


My husband and I are both newly retired and are keen to remain busy and active. I have been wanting a potting table for some time and looked online for inspiration. The D.I.Y. potting table by the Bunnings team was ideal as it came with a video and step-by-step instructions.


We had the materials cut to size in-store.




We found the height of the table was too high when the wheels were added and removed them so we had a more reasonable height to work at. The finished height without wheels is 920mm. We also added to the depth to create a bigger working area and space for a shelf.




Overall the end result is wonderful. Not a bad job for an ex-accountant!




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 a D.I.Y. potting bench.



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




More potting bench projects


Bunnings Workshop member MaureenW had never tackled a D.I.Y. project before building this impressive potting table, a garden tool trolley and a plant stand.




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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Hi Catldoo, 


That looks absolutely amazing! well done. 


I have been after a potting bench for a few years but they are just too darn expensive to buy. I'll have to send your pics to hubby for inspiration so he can build me one (I'm terrible with a drill or hammer haha!


Enjoy it!

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @Sydgar22


It's great that @Catldoo's project has inspired you to build your own potting bench. If you have any questions concerning how to build the potting bench, please let us know. 




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