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20 DIY Potting Bench Ideas for Your Garden

Need some help organizing your outdoor space? You’re in luck! I’ve compiled a list of 20 of the best DIY potting bench ideas to inspire you!

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I've been scouring the internet looking for the best DIY potting bench ideas for your garden! From simple tables to elaborate setups with running water and storage space galore, you'll find it all in this list! 

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DIY Potting Bench with Sink - The Handyman's Daughter

DIY potting bench with sink in grass

This DIY potting bench with sink has everything you need for all your gardening tasks! Hooks for tools, a work surface with holes for soil to fall through, and running water to make clean up easy! Best of all, it was made entirely with reclaimed lumber and materials!

Potting Bench with Soil Drawer - Rogue Engineer

blue DIY potting bench with slatted top

Looking for a way to keep that potting soil contained to one central area? This potting bench idea from Rogue Engineer has you covered. There are even slats on the top to help catch any soil that may fall out! This table will take your porch from cluttered to clean in no time!

Portable Potting Bench - Sadie Seasongoods

DIY portable potting bench with chair

Can you believe that this potting table is composed of an old TV tray and a dresser drawer? Sadie Seasongoods shares all the details on how to get this exact look, with ease!

Potting Bench with Mesh Back - Centsational Style

large DIY potting bench with mesh back

Measuring 6 feet in length, and perfect for the shade, this potting bench from Centsational Style has you covered.

Dresser Potting Bench Upcycle - Atta Girl Says

old dresser turned into a potting bench

Have a dresser sitting around that isn’t getting much use? Take a page out of Atta Girl Says book and repurpose it into this unique and fun potting bench idea!

Potting Bench with Hidden Garbage Can - Reality Daydream

DIY potting bench with hidden garbage cans

Tons of storage space and a hidden trash can? Reality Daydream knows how to make a potting bench and take it from good to great!

Upcycled Headboard to Potting Bench - The Happier Homemaker

DIY potting bench made from a headboard

I love the repurposed use of this headboard turned potting bench. The Happier Homemaker shows you how to tackle this project.

Simple DIY Potting Bench - My Frugal Adventures

simple DIY potting bench with flowers on top

If you have 60 minutes of time, that’s all you’ll need to build this simple potting bench by My Frugal Adventures. It’s the perfect weekend project!

Pallet Potting Bench - A Piece of Rainbow

DIY potting bench made from two pallets

Isn’t it amazing how versatile building with pallets can be? All you’ll need are a couple of pallets, some fun paint colors and before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful potting bench just like this one from A Piece of Rainbow.

Potting Bench from Reclaimed Wood - The Summery Umbrella

DIY potting bench made from reclaimed wood

Have some older wood pieces that you are unsure of what to do with? This reclaimed wood potting bench by The Summery Umbrella may be just the project for you!

Potting Bench from Thrifted Finds - Liz Marie Blog

DIY potting bench made from old table and shelving unit.

I love the rustic, farmhouse look of this potting bench. Liz Marie Blog does an amazing job of showing how to get this look that is super easy to do and follow.

Pallet Potting Bench - 100 Things 2 Do

red DIY potting bench made from pallets

Painted pallets are key to getting this look! Don’t forget to pick a bright color to paint it so it really stands out after it’s built. I love the color choice by 100 Things 2 Do!

Salvage Potting Bench - A Cultivated Nest

DIY potting bench from salvaged materials

Have a few fence boards lying around, just needing a new home? A Cultivated Nest takes innovation and creativity to a whole other level with this salvage potting bench!

Potting Bench with Decorative Roof - Love Grows Wild

white DIY potting bench with decorative roof

This potting bench with decorative roof by Love Grows Wild just screams elegance. It blends with the siding and looks like it was meant to be there!

Outdoor Bar Potting Bench - Jaime Costiglio

outdoor bar potting bench

Not only does this piece work as a potting bench, but it doubles as an outdoor bar as well! Get the detailed plans from Jaime Costiglio to get started on this fun project!

Cinder Block Potting Bench - Carolyn's Homework

DIY potting bench made from cinder blocks

Looking for a potting bench project that anyone can do? This cedar block potting bench from Carolyn's Homework is a must! Get the boards cut for you at the home improvement store to make it even easier.

DIY Potting Bench - Ana White

DIY potting bench with storage on back

I love how the size of this potting bench makes it perfect to fit in any space, and handy hooks and shelves give you plenty of storage. Ana White shows exactly how to get this professional look with ease!

Potting Bench with Sink - Setting for Four

DIY potting bench with built in sink

This is the ultimate DIY potting bench! Setting for Four installed a functional sink and hose reel to take care of all your gardening needs in one spot!

Potting Bench with Chicken Wire Back - Refresh Living

DIY potting bench with chicken wire back

All you need are 2x4's and chicken wire to create this bright and cheerful DIY potting bench from Refresh Living!

Potting Bench Using Fence Pickets - Flower Patch Farmhouse

DIY potting bench made from fence pickets

For less than $50, you can have this look from Flower Patch Farmhouse! Not only is it budget-friendly, it’s super simple to make as well!

With so many amazing DIY potting bench options to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect plan for your space. Which was your favorite? Comment and let me know!

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Jann Olson

Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Lots of great ideas! I have one that a neighbor made for me years ago. I still love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann


Tuesday 17th of July 2018

Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


Thursday 12th of July 2018

Great ideas and so many of them are repurposing items, so it's right up my alley. I think I will be stealing a few of these design ideas. Thanks for sharing on the link up!

Linda on Poinsettia Drive

Thursday 12th of July 2018

This is perfect this is on our project list. Thanks for the ideas. Hi, love your post. I have a new blog party and would like to invite you to come share this on the CLASSY FLAMINGOS BLOG PARTY held each Wednesday thru Friday. You'll get large picture exposure and shout outs on all of my social media sites. And if you get PINKED you get even more exposure! I hope you'll come by.

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