Beautiful Potting Benches DIY Ideas.
The potting bench that I used to have in the vegetable garden finally fell apart (although why something that’s supposedly made for the outdoors would rot is beyond me). My husband did make me a nice long one last year and although it’s functional I think it needs a few finishing touches. So I’m potting bench
plotting dreaming (my poor husband, his list of projects just gets longer and longer…). Here are 15 Pretty DIY Potting Bench Ideas for inspiration!
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The photo below is of my potting bench that fell apart. As you can see my husband had put an old sink in it so I could wash off my veggies in the garden (underneath was a bucket to catch the water).
15 Pretty DIY Potting Bench Ideas
Here are some tips to consider when making a DIY potting bench:
- Consider your needs: Before you start building your potting bench, think about what you need it for. Will you be using it primarily for planting and repotting, or will you also need space for storing gardening tools and supplies? Knowing what you need from your potting bench can help you build a bench that meets your specific requirements.
- Choose the right materials: When selecting materials for your potting bench, choose ones that are durable and weather-resistant. Cedar, redwood, and cypress are all great options for outdoor use. Additionally, consider using a water-resistant finish to protect your bench from the elements.
- Think about ergonomics: Gardening can be hard on your back and knees, so it’s important to build a potting bench that’s ergonomically designed. Make sure the height of the bench is comfortable for you to work at, and consider adding a lower shelf or storage area to keep heavy bags of dirt or pots off the ground.
- Add personal touches: Don’t be afraid to get creative with your DIY potting bench! Consider adding hooks for hanging tools, shelves for displaying plants, or even a chalkboard to write down planting notes or to-do lists. By customizing your potting bench, you can make it a functional and beautiful addition to your garden space.
1. Garden Station
This is like the new one my husband built for me, but I have sink in mine from Our Fifth House.
2. Adorable Potting Bench
This adorable potting bench was made from several pieces that she got from a rummage sale via Robins Nesting Place
3. Chain Link Gate Bench
This is a table with a chain-link gate attached to the back Knitty Vintage & Rosy
4. Window Potting Bench
Beautiful potting bench with upcycled window from Buckets of Burlap
5. Banner Bench
This pretty potting bench with the cute grow banner is from Hymns and Verses
6. DIY Pallet Potting Bench
Cute DIY pallet potting bench from Ana White
7. Awning Potting Station
Check out the cute tin roof on this potting bench from Lovely Etc.
8. Storage Bench Station
This old storage bench was transformed into a new potting bench from DIY Candy.
9. Sleek Potting Area
This sleek potting bench is made from an old workbench and is full of possibilities from Salvaged Living.
10. Barnwood Potting Station
Using an old barn wood table is a great idea for a potting bench in your garden from Not Just A Housewife
11. Bench with sink and running water
Complete with a sink and running water, this potting bench from Cottage At The Crossroads would be so handy around flower beds .
12. Rustic Potting Bench
For those of you who love the rustic look, this potting bench, complete with an old sink is for you from Hometalk.
13. DIY Outdoor Island/ Potting Bench
Let’s get creative by using this two-in-one DIY project as Potting Bench or Outdoor Island from The Inspired Workshop.
14. Corner Station
One of these little potting benches would look amazing in the corner of your porch or garden area from Pillar Box Blue.
15. Shutter Potting Station
Complete with galvanized pitchers, make this beautiful potting bench an attraction in your yard from Saw, Nail, and Paint.
Having a potting bench makes working in the garden so much easier and more organized. It’s really so much nicer being able to work at table height instead of bending over to fill pots etc.
How about you? Do you already have a potting bench or table?
You may also be interested in: My DIY Salvaged Wood Potting Bench
No, I don’t already have one…I have a bench built much too high for inside the garage, but I want one outside. All of these are so charming. I really want one with a sink that can be easily rinsed out. I’ve been looking at those garden hose sink combos. Have you seen them? They’re not very charming, but they do look quite practical.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers says
Those are some great inspiration benches! I left my potting bench at my last house. It was attached to the fence there. I am going to need a new one here….
Awww that’s too bad! But there are so many free online plans that you can use to make one if you don’t want to buy one.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
I would have loved a potting bench when we were at our old house, Manuela. Not just for potting up plants but I love when they are utilized for entertaining, too. It really become such a functional piece. These are all great inspiration pictures. I’m sure your hubby doesn’t mind ~ he knows you will use it!
My potting bench always ends up being the picnic table on my front porch! I’ve always dreamed of a real potting bench.
Judy Clark says
I don’t have a potting bench but those are all sure inspirations to make one!!
Patty O says
These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
No potting bench/table here. I rarely do much potting plants except when I plant annuals in the Spring. I do enjoy seeing the pretty/functional ones and would definitely like to have one if had the room and would use one more.
The white stuff predicted for last night missed us – thank goodness, but it has been a cold, wet, dreary day all day.
Have a great weekend!
I love them, I made mine with the help of my Dad and in the morning I spend time there
with all my garden tool and all my pot. I did last year is so functional.
Have nice weekend
I have two potting benches, both built by my husband. They’re pretty basic, though one has an old cast iron sink in it. It’s not plumbed, but is right next to the hydrant with the garden hose. The other holds not only gardening tools, but sidewalk chalk, trucks, bubbles, and various other things the grandboys need while playing outside.
[email protected] Cultivated Nest says
mine has a sink that’s not plumbed either but it’s next to the hose and I have a bucket underneath to catch the water to re-use.
That sounds like a handy place to keep the outdoor play stuff for the grands!
I see a few of them that i can make. I should have all the supplies already around to do the one with the chain link fence, and the ones with the windows.
I’m usually squatting when I’m potting, and you’re right, it’s no good at all. My poor back lets me know it, too. Looks like you can just about use anything to put together a fantastic and very unique potting bench. Have fun! Best wishes, Tammy
Theresa H. Roach says
Be still my heart! My husband knows you by name:) I am always telling him things you said about the raised beds, herbs, flowers near the garden and NOW potting benches! Love them! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!
dear me…. 🙂
A potting bench is next on my list for my husband as well. I don’t think it will be this week but I have a birthday in a couple of weeks so I am pretty sure it will be done by then. I am having so much fun turning my little vegetable corner into something cute and functional. Thanks for the inspiration.
Pamela Gordon says
I love these potting bench ideas. I could use something for sure but we get so much rain and I’d really need a sheltered place to put it. I have an old table in the garage and I think this year I’ll haul it outside to use. I’ve been using a bench which is definitely not big enough or high enough!
Kimberly Dial says
Oh Manuela, you read my mind! Thanks for sharing all of these. The hubs has promised he’d make me one. (We’ll see 😉 Thanks again my friend. You’re an inspiration 🙂
Lisa Lynn says
I love all these ideas! You put all these ideas in my head sister 🙂
I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
Thanks! I did!
Lisa Lynn says
I love these potting benches Manuela! So pretty 🙂
Thanks for sharing your post on The Creative HomeAcre!
Hope you have time to stop by again this week!