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Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

MaureenW
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Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

Hi just thought I would share my recent projects never made anything before and I'm a little OK a lot! Chuffed with myself lol

 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: My Recent Projects

Hello @MaureenW

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. Thank you for joining us and sharing your beautifully made projects.

 

That is quite a lineup, a garden tool trolley, a four-tiered plant stand, and a potting table with a sink. They look very well designed and the finish you put on them looks very good. What materials did you use to build them? Did you have a plan or did you build it on the go? What inspired you to build your projects? I'm sorry for the many questions. I'm sure our members would be keen to know some of the details of your build. Any tips or advice you can provide would be much appreciated.

 

We look forward to seeing more.

 

Eric

 

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Jesse1
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Re: Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

I’m very interested in the potting table with the sink. Our recent renovation to the laundry has left us with a superficially damaged but still useable sink that would be perfect for upcycling outdoors. I’m presuming that you used pallets??? 

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StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

Re: Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

Great idea @Jesse1.

 

Let me tag @MaureenW to see if they can share the materials used and steps taken to build this potting table.

 

We'd love to see what you come up with.

 

Stevie

 

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MaureenW
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Re: Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

Hi all Potting stand

 Fence pickets 70× 19 1.2 metres for shelf and surrounds. The lengths were very accurate so made it easy to use stock standard lengths to avoid a lot of cutting.

The back posts were 1.5m.

The Merbau  lattice was a left over piece from a different  project so utilised that. 

 Top shelf was also a left over PC of Masonite that was drilled onto timber supports   so shelves didn't sag. 

All the bolts and screws washers and nuts were zenith bunnings stock. 

On top of the Masonite  used $2 lino tiles timber look vinyl self adhesive tiles bought 6. Bought a pc of perspex also from bunnings to stop water lifting and protecting the timber look tiles. The side black rail was from plumbing cut to size so it had a handle to push.

It has castor wheels to make it easy to push around back yard. Make sure you buy correct weight of wheels. Used the blue ones as they are not noisy and  much smoother to push trolley over our paving. Used  42x19 dressed pine for supports under the shelfs to stop sagging. Cabot's  GARDEN Furniture OIL 1 Ltd tin. The garden tools i already had avail in garden aisle. I did purchase new dustpan as I wanted a black one from.cleaning aisle. 

The sink & signs were the only items not from bunnings the sink I bought for a bargain 2nd hand on Facebook market place.

Made top shelf first and made to accommodate  the size of the sink. The second shelf was deliberately made so the sink sat on the shelf to help take the weight of the potting mix which was put in sink. I lid was made to cover the sink also out of left over merbau lattice. 

The overall height was made to suit my height as I have very bad back had accident  5 yrs ago and spinal surgery so cannot bend. Made making these products very difficult as i needed help from hubby getting all tools needed to be reachable  at waist height I sat at our garden table to do staining etc and trying to make each shelf at waist height. Prior to putting together which needs a few hands.

I will organise a proper list with finalises and qty and post some pictures during construction. To the Cover plug hole in the sink used a bit of left over vinyl tile so potting mix can't escape as sink not 100% flat due to its mould. Will post pictures tomorrow  or later tonight with progress shots while it was made.  Not being able to easily cut the timber myself I used standard lengths you could save money by purchasing longer timber and cutting to size if your able. Hope this helps happy Gardening everyone. 

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Jason
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Re: Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

Many thanks for the extra detail @MaureenW. I'm sure @Jesse1 and many other community members inspired by what you have done will really appreciate it.

 

Looking forward to seeing what you can share with us next.

 

Jason

 

 

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MaureenW
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Re: Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

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MaureenW
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Re: Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

As requested i have posted some pictures during the construction of the potting stand. Here is also a list of some of the items used. 

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theparlourroom
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Re: Garden tool trolley, plant stand and potting table

That’s fantastic!!!

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