This potting bench is my first project, and I am so happy with the way it turned out. I was a little nervous to paint it purple, but I think it looks pretty good. I originally planned to deviate from Ana's plans, but decided not to go overboard for my first project. The plans were straight forward and easy to follow, it only took me a couple of hours to build. Looking back though, I would have gone with a different wood (I used cedar), because I used conditioners and sealers and primers etc... and the cedar grain doesn't come through over the paint, and isn't really worth the extra cost for what I did with it. Overall a great beginner project. I am looking forward to many more.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cedar, but could use something else
Exterior paint, and a polypropylene sealant
Recommended Skill Level