A garden enhances the appeal of a house. In order to build a garden, you need various tools, manures, pesticides, etc. You have to keep these things in proper place. If you do not find a suitable place to store the gardening materials, you can build a potting table. Just look out for the unused furniture pieces lying in the basement of your house. With the touch of creativity, you can convert these trashes into an impressive garden potting tables.
Make Potting Table from Picnic Table
Have you ever thought that a picnic table can be converted into an impressive garden table? The shelves present on the table allow you to keep your gardening tools in neat condition. First, you have to raise the height of table by using a wooden pallet measuring 2’ x 4’. Then use old fence boards for adding support to sides and back. Use screws to hold the structure in firm position. Paint the structure with your favorite color.
Budget Friendly Potting Table
In order to build a potting table, you need not spend substantial money. Collect two wooden pallets having dimension 2’ x 6’ x 8”. In addition, collect some leftover trims of your house. With the leftover trims, make legs for the tabletop. Attach those legs to a wooden pallet with the help of screws to form a table. Take another wooden pallet and create shelves. Again, use leftover pallet pieces to give support to shelves.
Potting Table with Wall Support
You can easily build a potting table that can be supported against the wall. This table can be used for seeding, planting, potting, etc. You can keep this table in your garage or any shaded place in your garden. Build a table with wooden pallets. Use barn wood to build the back of the table. Fix the structure to the wall by using screws. Make doors for cupboards with corrugated tin.
Cedar Potting Table
If you find the lack of space to store the required tools, you can build a potting table made of cedar. You need some straight boards made of cedar, 1chisel, circular saw, measuring tape, etc. Make legs that are 2 and ½ inches wide. Make slats having 1 x 1-inch dimensions.
Clamp each pair of legs together. Provide marking to the lower edge of each notch. Join the marks by drawing a line. Apply a small amount of construction adhesive in each notch. Lay the horizontal pieces in place. Make the joints firm by using a pair of screws having a diameter of 2 inches. Paint the structure with your preferred color.
Vintage Door Potting Table
First, collect two vintage doors. Keep one door for building the back of the potting table. Take another door and divide it into planks. Use some portion of the door to build legs of the table. Make the joints firm with screws.
Mini Decorative Potting Table
If space is a major constraint in your house, then you can go for building a mini decorative potting table. You can place this table in balcony or porch and grow your favorite plants. Collect some old pallets. Use sand paper to make the surfaces smooth. Take one plank and create legs. As per your choice, make a tabletop by joining planks with adhesive. Fix the legs with screws. If you wish, you can paint the entire structure.
Potting Table Made from Pallets
Enhance the appeal your garden with this DIY tip. Choose a pallet in good shape. Take another pallet and separate the planks. Use table saw to give the planks shape of legs. Attach the legs to the pallet bottom with screws. If you need a shelf, attach another board across the legs.
Building a Potting Table from Scratch
If you want to create additional space for potting up cuttings, transplanting and sowing, you can build a potting table. You can select redwood or pine to build this table. For making the upper frame, you have to use a 69-inches-long front rail, 66-inches-long back rail and four 20 and ½ inches cross members. The lower frame is similar to top and has three cross members that are 19 inches long.
Transform Old Armoire into a Potting Table
If you have an unused cupboard in your home, you can convert into a beautiful potting table. Measure the height of the base of the cupboard from the ground. Accordingly build a table and place it below the cupboard. Fix round cork plant coasters in the cupboard and fix hooks to hang the garden tools.
These are a few DIY ideas for building a garden potting table. These projects need not require substantial budgetary planning.