Sunday, December 4, 2011

It Ain't A Potting Shed Until It's Got A Potting Bench

Now that our little potting shed has a new roof and stays dry inside we were excited to start native plant seed propagation so....


....we scoped out a corner of the shed that would accommodate a bench....


......grabbed some salvaged lumber from....



...the never-ending supply left behind by the former people (remember this junk pile - one of many!?)...



.... and pieced-together a frame for the top of the bench.


Here's the finished frame that would define the rest of the project:


The frame is held in place with double 2X4 legs in front....


and lag bolts (into native oak framing) on the wall side.


Here's the leveled and attached frame:


For the top we used salvaged 1X6 decking. Here's the finished bench with supplies stored and ready for propagation! We will likely add some drawers and shelves at some point but this gets us to a point where we can get some seeds ready for over winter cold stratification. Project Cost: zero$ (salvaged lumber and even used all salvaged hardware!).


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