Here's what you'll need to make your potting bench:
One pallet with large spaces between pallet boards (this one is 36" × 36")
Five 2" × 4" pallet boards
Four 3 1⁄2"-wide pallet boards, at least 36" long
One 3 1⁄2"-wide to 4"- wide pallet board, at least 40" long
One 5 1⁄2"-wide (or wider) pallet board, at least 36" long
Pallet boards in a width (generally 31⁄2" or narrower) that will fit in the large spaces in main pallet
1 5⁄8" screws
1 1⁄4" screws
1 3⁄8" brad nails
Paint in various colors
A potting shed may be a utilitarian space, but it’s a retreat for gardeners where a few comforts of home are just as key as pots and sacks of compost. Pairing a potting shed with a patio makes a perfect outdoor live/work area. The shed, designed by Doreen Wynja and Tim Prevost, features a Dutch door and a transom window in the gable for ventilation and natural light. There’s a potting bench inside and storage for tools.
This smartly designed and brightly colored mudroom is equipped with a potting bench, a sitting bench, a pegboard and even a pet door. The pegboard is perfect for hanging miscellaneous items when making a quick exit.