My ultimate potting bench

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well my old bench has been pretty much consumed by the termites over the last 15 years so it was time for a new one. the old one was redwood, this one is mahogany with an ipe construction is dominos and bisquits. in the center is a grate the i do the potting on. excess soil just falls into a plastic tray beneath. on the right side is a pull out soil bin. left side is a drawer for tools. shelves above will store small pots and fertilizers. large shelf below for bigger pots and extra bags of soil. size is 5' long 27" wide 37" tall. drawers are on glides. bench has flip down wheels for moving when needed with plastic buttons on the bottom of the legs. finish is penofin redwood oil to enhance the mahogany.
here are some more pic's of the build process.
cuting the finger joints on the porter cable jig.

questions or comments are very welcome. if you see something you think could be improved upon or done bettr please share, you wont offend me.
ok here it is in place ready for potting.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

82 Comments

That’s one fancy potting bench. You can roll that thing into the kitchen and use it for food prep as well
Nice looking pottzing bench.
Great build Pottzy!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Looks beautiful and well detailed. I really like the drawer idea(the right one with the container), too! Great 

No name noobie here

Great design and execution of.   Well done, to bad one has to put dirt on it.  

Ron

corelz- hey ya gotta look good gardening !
mike-thank you.
ryan-thanks.
Yrti-yeah i had that on my old bench also.
ron-thanks bud, i tried to think of everything to make it the perfect bench. it is pretty close to what i had.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Set up for grilling in that cutout I see 😀

Looks like a million! Also can appreciate the first photo in the gallery with your air hose reel and TV installed on the top shelf!

LOL- hey im all about accessorizing splint !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Inserted BBQ grill, nice touch! Along with whole bench
Super station.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Very nice! You do amazing work Pottz!!
Pottzy, a proliferation of pictures and a few extra words, that's nearly as sacrilegious as you using capitals.

 construction is dominos and bisquits

"biscuits", in the words of Pauline Hanson...

Hope those biscuits were with the cuppa-T.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Fancy! Looks great! Almost too nice to get dirty! 

Angellos

 

 Loljimy7
 commented about 2 hours ago
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Inserted BBQ grill, nice touch! Along with whole bench
works great, thanks.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 oldrivers
 commented about 2 hours ago
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Super station.
thanks rivers your always very kind my friend.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 Buck
 commented about 2 hours ago
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Very nice! You do amazing work Pottz!!
thanks buck !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 LIttleBlackDuck
 commented about 2 hours ago
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Pottzy, a proliferation of pictures and a few extra words, that's nearly as sacrilegious as you using capitals
damn ducky im tryin to be more civilized !!!!! the caps when i do use em really are painful though so i hope you all appreciate the effort ? 🙄

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 

 WestCoast Arts
 commented about 1 hour ago
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Fancy! Looks great! Almost too nice to get dirty! 
nope it's just like a new work bench, you hate that first big scar, but then you forget about it and use the hell outta it. i find a well used worn work bench to be a thing of beauty !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

This is one first class build. The design features are beautiful, and the mahogany with ipe accents makes it a winner for sure. I wouldn't change anything with the design or construction, there's no room for improvement anywhere in this bench.  👍👍
wow that was as nice a compliment as i could ever ask for. thank you so much !!!!!

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.