DIY: Build your own potting bench


Diy potting bench

Need somewhere to pot up plants, sow seeds or simply potter about? Build your own sturdy workbench with these step-by-step instructions. Here’s one of my DIY projects that recently featured in New Zealand Gardener magazine. Click on the link below to download a PDF of photos and step-by-step instructions. And if you do build one for yourself, why not send us your photos for others to see? You could also add something like a corner sink so that your bench would be extra usable. No more running around to grab the hose when you’re transplanting new plants!

Download PDF instructions for potting bench


  1. Hi Jane,
    here’s the bench I made based on a variation of your origional plans.

    The biggest change was using one of the bigger planks to form the frame and also act as a back board. Due to limited wood available I’ve also made the slats on the shelf from a thinner material.



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