Potting Benches

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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    I am gathering ideas for an outdoor potting bench. It will have a small roof I think. You may even call it a gardening bench as some activity will include 15 gallon containers. Anyway, if I promise not to paint it in camouflage colors or neon pink can I elicit a few functional suggestions from you about what you like about your setup?

    Wheels? A insert screen cutout area that can be changed out for different types of compost filtering? Is 8 feet too wide? What about depth?
     
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    Pacnorwest Young Pine

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    I used a covered shaded 4 piece rod iron frame / legs bolted to the cement cistern with a framed rod iron canvass roof covered top, purchased at a store. It was easy to put together and had a place to set pots on the side attached to the frame.

    Add a couple of chairs … It had many uses. Day and night .
     
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    I have been advised that chairs, shade, and adult beverages are all important. I had not thought of a cooler. I suppose shelf space is possible but really why not just out on the grounds?
     
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    I suppose you could sit on a cooler. But we were out in a completely different area in the garden which also turned out to be a nice spot to watch the bats at dusk catch bugs. The cistern concrete top was actually the top of our water storage pumped from the well for the house. I couldn’t let that concrete space go to waste so planted plants around it added a pre fab rod iron frame and covering walls open that was stable to withstand winds without it becoming a huge build where permits are required. Made a great area to pot plants. It was a diverse area used for different functions.
     
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