potting bench

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Project by Juriathe posted 07-04-2011 04:26 PM 3390 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was tired of seeing potting benches in stores that seemed flimsy and over-priced for what they offered, so being a crafty type, I set out to build my own. I had no plan, no measurements, and only a rough idea of what I was trying to do. I sat down with graph paper and rulers and designed this. I think it turned out pretty nice. It measures 22×48 x 52. ( depth, length,height ). This pretty much jump-started my desire to build furniture and other things.

I hope you enjoy looking at it.

Glasgow, KY.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#1 posted 07-04-2011 04:56 PM

Really nice. Practical and pretty at the same time.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-04-2011 05:11 PM

Thats a great idear and i like the rustic look very much.

Well done :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#3 posted 07-04-2011 08:32 PM

“did yourself proud”, if my wife see’s it she will want one too….really nice idea

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#4 posted 07-04-2011 09:54 PM

Thanks, guys. I’ve been looking through the pics of works the LJ’s have done and I’m inspired.

Nitewalker, go ahead and show it to her; it only took 9 pine boards ( 1×4’s ), 1 dishpan, and the finish of your choice. Truthfully, it was pretty left natural, but I’m a sucker for cherrywood finishes.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#5 posted 12-15-2011 04:53 AM

Really great. An ambitious – and terrific- first project here at LJ.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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