Build your own potting bench for about $50! This farmhouse style potting bench features a slatted bottom shelf, upper shelf with hook bar, and X detailing on the ends. Simple construction uses basic tools and off the shelf materials. Free plans by Ana-White.com
3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
3 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
4 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
About 120 - 2-1/2" long #8 self tapping wood screws (I recommend these from Home Depot)
Exterior appropriate wood glue
2 - 2x4 @ 34-1/2" - front legs
2 - 2x4 @ 53-1/2" - back legs
10 - 2x6 @ 15-1/2" - slats
3 - 2x2 @ 40" - front/backs
1 - 2x4 @ 40" - back
1 - 2x4 @ 47" - top back (recommend cutting this board to fit when you get to this step in the build)
3 - 2x6 @ 48" - tabletop boards
1 - 2x4 @ 50"
NOTE: This cut list has been corrected per user comments for the 3-2x6 tabletop boards
Cut longest cuts first to maximize use of all boards
Scribe the 2x2 X detailing and cut on the compound miter saw. This step is shown in detail in the video, so please watch if you are having issues.
Use glue to attach the middle X and a screw or a brad nail (if you have a brad nailer).
Space out the tabletop boards and attach from underneath.
Attach top shelf to the tops of legs and the back top piece with glue.