Hello! I’m Ana, a mother and homemaker from Alaska.
Skeching
100’s of FREE plans!!
You can make ANYTHING!
stick
img
sticks
img

Collapsible Potting Table

May 9, 2013 |
posted by Lady Goats
PDF versionPDF version

Build a collapsible potting table or BBQ area to provide an extra outdoor surface that can be stored away in the off season.

Collapsible Potting Table

Additional Photos

Collapsible Potting Table
Collapsible Potting Table
Collapsible Potting Table
Collapsible Potting Table

Handmade from this plan >>

Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!

No brag posts have been found yet. Have you built this project? Please help other by submitting brag posts.

About Project

Author Notes: 

Hello Everyone! Gina here from ladygoats.com! Today I get to share with you plans for a potting table that I built for my oldest. The table can also be used for a beverage/snack station when hosting get togethers, or for storage of pool supplies. The best part?

It's collapses into it's 5 1/2" wide top to be stored away in the off season.

Following are the plans, but make sure you check my blog post here for more information, and make sure to read through the comments for any changes/updates.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Collapsible Potting Table
Dimensions: 
38" W x 23 1/4" D x 28" H

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

1 - 1 x 6 @ 8'

1 - 1 x 6 @ 4'

4 - 1 x 4 @ 8'

6 - 1x2 @ 8'

3 sets 1 1/2" butt hinges

*Optional* 1 extra 1x2 @ 8', mentioned in step 7

1 1/4 inch screws
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
jigsaw
compound miter saw
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

8 - 1x2 @ 27 1/4"

8 - 1x2 @ 17 3/4"

4 - 1x2 @ 14 1/2"

2 - 1x2 @ 12 1/2", ends cut at 45*, not parallel

2 - 1x2 @ 21 3/4"

4 - 1x4 @ 32 1/8"

6 - 1x4 @ 21 3/4"

2 - 1x4 @ 13 1/8"

2 - 1x6 @ 37 1/8"

2 - 1x6 @ 23 1/4"

General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

Collapsible Potting Table

Build the side legs as shown above. Set your kreg jig for 3/4" stock and use 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. You need to build two of these.

Step 2

Collapsible Potting Table

Build the back legs using the dimensions above. The angled piece is the 12 1/2" 1x2 with the 45 degree cuts. Use pocket holes set for 3/4" stock, using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Collapsible Potting Table

To start the bottom shelf, inset your 1x2s 3/4" from the ends of the 1x4s as pictured. Attach using 1 1/4" screws and glue, using two screws per shelf, per side.

Step 4

Collapsible Potting Table

Evenly space the remaining shelf boards, making sure to glue and screw into place. Still using 2 screws per board, per side.

Step 5

Collapsible Potting Table

Build the top with your 1x6 boards as pictured. The heart is optional, but I strongly recommend it.

Step 6

Collapsible Potting Table

You can pocket hole the top boards together, but I would recommend that you plank them on a scrap board, leaving a slight gap between boards for drainage and to allow the boards to move, as it will be outside.

If you plank them, arrange them inside the 1x6s , top down, and place the scrap board on top of them, gluing and screwing into place.Then you can either screw the plank inside with pocket holes or with countersunk screws from the outside.

Step 7

Collapsible Potting Table

Attach hinges as shown. I stood the sides that were to be hinged together next to each other and test-folded it with the hinge to make sure I was putting it on the correct way. Then I scribed where the screws would go.

Step 8

Collapsible Potting Table

Assemble/disassemble as needed!

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
clips
mom of 4's picture

Wow!

Gina, that is so clever! I love how everything stores in the tabletop.

posted by mom of 4 | on Fri, 2013-05-10 10:20
clips
Lady Goats's picture

Aw shucks

I wish I could take credit for the ingenuity, but I based my design off of the one I linked to on my blog. :-) I'm just a copy-cat!

Gina - Lady Goats
DIY Blogger (when I'm not procrastinating)
http://www.ladygoats.com

posted by Lady Goats | on Sat, 2013-05-11 18:56
clips
Kathen's picture

Taller?

There seems to be room inside the table-top to store legs made a little longer, for a taller person to use the table...would it be too top-heavy with longer legs? How short would one need to be to use this table comfortably, as pictured?

posted by Kathen | on Fri, 2013-05-10 13:41
clips
Lady Goats's picture

Taller

Hi Kathen! I built this for my daughter who is 4' 6", and it's a tad taller for her than I think is comfortable. I tend to pull up a chair when I'm helping her, as it is a tad shorter than I'd like, but you're right. There is room for taller legs. It's stable as-is, so I'd say to try it with taller legs if you'd like. If it's wobbly, shorten them. You might also be able to get it stabilized with a couple of screws on the inside (that way you'd only need to remove two screws to put it away for the winter).

Gina - Lady Goats
DIY Blogger (when I'm not procrastinating)
http://www.ladygoats.com

posted by Lady Goats | on Sat, 2013-05-11 18:54

Just the other day my

Just the other day my daughter asked for a collapsible table/desk, and today this! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your fabulous plan!

posted by moosmani | on Sat, 2013-05-11 11:08
clips
Lady Goats's picture

Oh yay!

Glad to help!

Gina - Lady Goats
DIY Blogger (when I'm not procrastinating)
http://www.ladygoats.com

posted by Lady Goats | on Sat, 2013-05-11 18:55
clips
TheStylishNest's picture

Love it!

This could not have come at a more perfect time. I have needed a potting table, and this one is just adorable. I especially love the heart detail.

posted by TheStylishNest | on Sun, 2013-05-12 21:52

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Recent comments

Social

Let's Connect

Tweets

  •  

User login

Not Much >>

What's going on up here in Alaska.

Momplex Cam >>

Momplex Cam >>

We are DIYing our moms a Duplex in Alaska! Check out our progress so far as we owner build a home, step by step. Read the Momplex blog here.

Special Thanks

The free content provicded by this website is made possible by the following current sponsors.  Thank you!


   

Momplex Vanilla Kitchen Plans and How-Tos


Check out how we DIYed a full kitchen here!

Momplex
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan
Momplex
Momplex
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Momplex
Video
Momplex
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan

Handmade Holiday Gift Plan Tutorials

Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan