Fold-up Potting Bench from Reclaimed Wood

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Project by SirFatty posted 05-01-2018 09:57 AM 1885 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mother’s day is quickly arriving, and at our house that means that my wife and mother-in-law are planting flowers. To help I created this fold-up potting bench made from pine shipping crates.

Once the wood was cut to size the top was laid out to allow spaces for the dirt and water to fall through.

The side frames were assembled using pocket screws.

The fold-up part comes from the use of galvanized hinges with the barrel mortised in.

Because of the condition of the wood, it too quite a bit of sanding to remove all the dirt, oil and permanent marker. Once that part was completed it received a couple coats of a bright blue paint.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 05-01-2018 11:09 AM

Nice design, looks great.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 05-02-2018 02:07 AM

What a useful project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 05-02-2018 06:55 PM

Very NICE, Simple, Functional, Space Saving, and COOL Project!!

Want to use it? Unfold it, use it, fold it up, and get it out of the way!!
Way to go!!

Thank you!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#4 posted 06-12-2018 11:46 AM

I also like this project. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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