Build a potting bench out of an old wood door

Old Wood Door Potting Bench

Is your garden lacking a potting bench? Well, you don’t have to think about spending a hundred dollars to get one… You can have a potting bench for just a tiny fraction of the cost by building it yourself using an old wood door!

Repurposing an old wood door is definitely a clever idea if you need a potting bench in your garden. Aside from being cheap, this kind of potting bench would be more suited to your needs since you will be the one to build it.

Old Wood Door Potting Bench

You can have it any size that you want. And the hooks for your garden tools, the number of shelves for your pots and all other features that you want to have in your potting bench are all up to you. (Just don’t forget to include a closed storage like a drawer for items that you need to protect from bad weather 😉 )

This idea can also be a no-cost project if you happen to already have a broken wood door. And instead of buying new parts like hooks and table legs, you can use other old, broken odds and ends that might be simply gathering dust in your storage. Old silverware or keys can serve as hooks and scrap timber can be used as legs or shelving.

With this upcycling project you not only have an inexpensive potting bench, you also have a unique addition to your garden!

Is this going to be your next upcycling project?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Old Wooden Door
  • Chicken Wire
  • Timber Planks
  • Old Silverware
  • Iron Bar
  • Paint
  • Wood Screws

And these tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Paintbrush
  • Saw

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You can get step-by-step instructions from Cottage and Cabin Interiors and Collections over here




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