Do you plant lots of different things around your house?
If you spend quite a long time every year planting different pots of flowers, herbs, and potted vegetables to fill your back and front porch, there’s one thing that will make your job easier:
Having a potting bench.
With a bench, potting plants will not be a messy experience and back-breaking work anymore.
So if you are in need of a planter, look no further. Today, we are going to bring you a variety of potting bench plans and ideas that will add a touch of charm to your yard and save your back!
1. RyobiNation Potting Bench
This bench has all of the organization you will need when potting your plants. It is a great height too.
Another great bonus, the plans to build this bench are totally free. And it appears simple enough to build, too! What more could you possibly need in a potting bench?Build this Bench
2. DIY Potting Bench
This potting bench is amazing. It has extended counter space which gives you more room to spread out your supplies.
And the bench also has overhead storage. That is a great feature because when you are done you have extra places to store your pots and other planting nick-knacks.Build this Bench
3. The Little Red Potting Bench
I love this little bench. It isn’t very complex so it should be an easy potting bench to build.
Also, I love how they painted it such a bright red color. It would certainly stand out in your outdoor area and add a little character to any space. It isn’t a large bench so if you prefer a lot of space then you might have to expand this one.Build this Bench
4. The Wood Post Potting Bench
This is a unique looking potting bench. They made the back of it with lattice which is a nice touch to make your bench appear a little different at first glance.
Also, it has an ample amount of storage. There are small spots at the top to hold some clay pots. But there is also ample amount of room at the bottom to holding potting soil and other potting necessities.Build this Bench
5. Potting Bench Perfection
This potting bench area definitely adds a lot of character to this space. But the bench itself is still very functional.
It has an ample amount of potting space plus great storage too. The open shelving is very handy, but I also like the cabinet door because you hide some of the less attractive necessities without taking away from the space.Build this Bench
6. The Simple DIY Potting Bench
This bench is a great size for anyone that pots plenty of plants in a season. To be honest, I think the size of this one is the best size we’ve covered so far.
I also love how they used mesh wire for the back. It is a great way to store tools and keep things from falling off. But it is also very affordable.Build this Bench
7. The Homey Potting Bench
This is the potting bench I imagine when I think of someone’s garden space. I love the colors and the classic design of this bench.
The open shelving provides easy access to any supplies you might need. But I also love how they used the top shelf for trinkets.Build this Bench
8. The Solid Wood Potting Bench
This one isn’t very fancy but it sure is functional. If you don’t care so much about the ‘glam factor’ then this is probably a good choice for you to consider.
This bench has multiple surfaces for storage and planting space. It even has little cubbies at the top of the bench meant to hold all of your pots. Having this potting bench would sure help keep you organized.Build this Bench
9. The Little Blue Potting Bench
This potting bench is very basic but it fulfills what most people would need. It has an ample amount of workspace to do basic potting.
And this bench has a neat pull out drawer feature. When you are planting the dirt can actually fall through into the drawer so it is easy to reuse it and cut down on waste.Build this Bench
10. The Outdoor Planting Table
This planting table looks very simple to build yourself. It has a great stainless steel surface that is easy to clean after each planting.
It also has a great open shelf at the bottom that is great for the storage of basic necessities. This doesn’t have the hanging space for gloves and tools but you could add hooks to the side for those if you truly desire them.Build this Bench
11. The Smaller Potting Table
This potting table is a smaller version of the one above. It doesn’t have the stainless steel planting area either.
However, it has an open space for potting things and a skinny shelf at the bottom meant to hold smaller pots. So if you don’t need a large potting bench, give this table some consideration.Build this Bench
12. The Picket Potting Bench
This potting bench has an added touch of character. They used an old picket fence as the back of the bench.
Because it obviously goes in a garden space that added touch makes this piece. But it is also fully functional with an ample amount of potting room and storage too.Build this Bench
13. The Green Chicken Wire Potting Bench
This potting bench will not go unnoticed if you stick with the same color trend. It is very bright and would certainly bring the conversation to your gardening space.
But beyond that, this bench has an ample amount of potting and storage space. I also love how they put some leftover chicken wire to use as the back of the potting bench.Build this Bench
14. Free Wood Working Potting Bench
The plans for this potting bench are said to be totally free too. How many of us know that free makes something that much better, usually?
So if you are in the market for a simple bench and need something not very difficult to build then this potting bench could very well be it.Build this Bench
15. The Potting Bench/Bar
So let’s say you have limited patio space. You need a potting bench, but you’d also like to have a place to entertain.
Well, no worries, this bench can solve both of those problems as this bench can double as a potting bench and a bar. Problem solved!Build this Bench
16. The Compact Potting Bench
This potting bench has all you need in one little package. It has a flat cabinet space that closes. You can hang gloves and other potting tools in it and hide them away when finished.
But this potting station also has an open shelf at the bottom to store larger items and also gives you an ample amount of planting space. So if you are short on space, this little bench could be your solution.Build this Bench
17. Potting Table On Wheels
Are you a little indecisive? No worries, I can be too at times. So who wants some big potting station that is not difficult to move around if you change your mind about where you want it located?
Well, this potting table fixes that problem. It is a potting table on wheels. So if you need or want to move it, you simply roll it to its new space.Build this Bench
18. The Potting Bench With Sink
This is a cool way to upcycle an old sink. They created a bench but instead of leaving it as a flat surface, they put an old sink in the middle.
So if you have an old sink lying around and aren’t quite sure how to use it, don’t toss it. Just create for yourself your own unique potting bench.Build this Bench
19. The Potting Bench With Tub
These black tubs are actually what we use to grow our fodder in. They are very inexpensive and very durable.
So if you like the idea of having a sunken in place on your potting table to let the dirt fall in one area then this potting bench just might be what you’ve been looking for.Build this Bench
20. Open Up Potting Bench
Don’t want a big piece of clunky furniture taking up your limited outdoor space? Well, that’s okay. You can still have a potting bench.
How? By creating this bench out of pallets. It hangs on the side of your home or building. When you open it up, it is ready to go potting bench.Build this Bench
21. The Organized Potting Table
This little potting table is super organized and looks very simple to create. It has wire mesh as its back which keeps your larger items from falling off of the back.
But it also has a great space to organize your tools and other items. Plus, you get lots of room for planting.Build this Bench
22. The Super Simple Potting Table
Okay, so you aren’t much of a carpenter. But you still want a small space for potting your plants.
Well, this table is it. It doesn’t get much simpler than this. So by the looks of it, it should be super simple to put together. You’ll have your own potting space in no time.Build this Bench
23. Pallet Potting Bench
This cute little potting bench was originally just an old pallet. You know I love pallets. They are super sturdy and super cheap building material that can be transformed into almost anything you need.
Well, this bench is no exception. And it is adorable to look at, to boot. So if you are on a tight budget, don’t fret. This potting bench is a great option for any budget.Build this Bench
24. Pallet Potting Bench #2
This potting bench is a little more rustic. So if you don’t care so much for things to be pretty but just functional then this bench could be what you need.
It still does the job and has an ample amount of space for storage and planting. But it is simply an old unpainted pallet that has been put together to form a potting bench.Build this Bench
25. Potting Bench With Storage
This potting bench is very simple and unique to boot. It is simply a table with a full-length shelf underneath.
But it doesn’t stop there. There is actually an area under the table that isn’t visible when using the table that is great for hidden storage. You could utilize that space easily with potting tools and gloves, and they don’t have to hang out in the open that way either.Build this Bench
26. The Free Potting Bench
This potting bench is another that is totally awesome because they advertise the plans as being completely free. Again, doesn’t free make something much better, usually?
So if you are looking for a basic bench then this might be what you’ve been searching for. It is very ‘no frills’ but it will certainly do the job.Build this Bench
27. The Potting Cart
I love the idea of a potting cart. You can easily pot your plants on the cart and roll the cart to each space that you want your plant. That way you aren’t constantly walking back and forth.
It is also great how portable it is because if you have limited outdoor space, you can roll the cart out of the picture when it’s not in use.Build this Bench
28. Cedar Work Bench
This garden work bench is beautiful as it is constructed out of cedarwood. It has ample work and storage space.
I love how this bench has a place to hang your potting tools on the back of the bench. Organization makes potting your plants so much easier. So having it all in one place will definitely help things along.Build this Bench
29. The Classic Potting Bench
This bench is absolutely beautiful. The people that created the plans also laid it all out to make the build as simple as possible. There is a detailed materials list and cutting schedule.
If you are looking for a potting bench that will make the job easier and keep you organized. Plus, if you are someone new to building then this might be a good place to start as the plans could meet all of these needs.Build this Bench
30. The $15 Potting Bench
This potting bench is a very cute addition to your outdoor area. The best part about it is it should only cost you around $15 in lumber. Granted, this is only an estimate depending upon which area you live in.
However, if you are in need of a bench or even just a cute outdoor table, this potting bench is certainly budget-friendly and eye-friendly too.Build this Bench
31. The Big, Rustic Potting Bench
This potting bench is for those that are serious about their planting. It is gorgeous too!
So if you are someone that plants a ton of flowers or plants each year (and have plenty of outdoor space) you might definitely want to consider this potting station. I love how they used old windows for see-through cabinet doors. Such a beautiful and rustic touch.Build this Bench
32. A Simple DIY Potting Table
This potting table looks super simple. So even if you are a carpentry beginner, this shouldn’t be much a problem to put together.
It appears that they just grabbed an old table and then put a shelf and a skirt at the bottom for hidden storage. I don’t think you could do much more simple than that.Build this Bench
33. The Organized Potting Bench
I love this potting bench. It looks rather simple to build (which is always a good thing in my book.) But it also has nice little organizational touches that makes the job of potting easier.
This potting bench has great open shelving and plenty of workspace. But it also has a sink area where the dirt falls through into a bucket waiting beneath. This cuts down on dirt waste. I love that.Build this Bench
34. 3-Tier Potting Bench
This potting bench is a 3-tier one. To be honest, it doesn’t look like it would be that comfortable to use when potting multiple plants.
However, if you just wanted a small space to display your plants and wanted to pot them in the same area, then it would work pretty well for that. Either way, it’s unique and has the ability to add grow space to your yard.Build this Bench
35. The Potting Cart
This is another potting cart. I really do like these. I love how versatile they are and how mobile they are too.
The versatility is so great because you can use them for obvious potting purposes. But it would also be great to display your potted plants on too. And if you are short on space, you can always roll the cart into a building so it doesn’t take up valuable outdoor space.Build this Bench
36. Monterey Potting Center
This potting center is basically a work table with two open shelves beneath. It is a great plan because of how basic it is. Simple works well in these situations and helps keep you organized too.
Nothing is worse than going to plant flowers, and you can’t find your gloves or tools. Well, you don’t have to worry about that too much if you have this potting bench as there is ample room for storage and planting.Build this Bench
37. The European Garden Table
The European garden table is basically a table with a tub in the center. This is a great design because it helps stop dirt waste.
Whether you buy dirt or harvest it yourself, it is not cheap or without labor. So the more of it you can save the less you have to worry about coming up with later. That is what makes this plan so desirable.Build this Bench
38. Two-Shelf Potting Bench
This potting bench design is very classic but it works well. It has an open shelf at the bottom of the bench. You also get an ample amount of counter space for potting your plants.
But there are also two open shelves above the counter space. This is desirable because it creates storage for your pots and tools.Build this Bench
39. The Covered Potting Bench
I like this covered workbench. It is great because there is an ample amount of storage for your pots and plants.
Also, this potting bench has room to hang pots. But it also has a roof that covers the actual workspace. That is great because it provides the necessary shade for hot days.Build this Bench
40. The Greenhouse Potting Bench
This is a really cool potting bench because it looks similar to a cold frame greenhouse. There is a door that can be open and closed when the workbench is in use and when it is not.
So that is a neat feature because if you have your potting bench in an area that is not covered it keeps your supplies from getting wet or damaged in the elements.Build this Bench
41. The Wooden Potting Cart
This is another potting cart. It is built from solid wood and appears to be an easier build. This is such a unique way to pot your flowers.
As you can see, it would be a desirable option because of its mobility and ease of use. Not to mention, it is cute to look at. So it would be great as a decorative piece as well.Build this Bench
42. The Easy DIY Potting Bench
This potting bench is broken down into a very simple form. I love the directions because it makes building this piece easy even for those less experienced.
Though it is a simple potting table, it would certainly do the trick for most gardeners. You have an ample amount of potting and storage space available with these plans.Build this Bench
43. A Basic Potting Bench
This is a basic potting bench. There is no shelving except for the open shelf beneath the counter space that is supposed to be used for potting your plants.
Though it may not be fancy, it appears easy enough to build and would be a great addition to any backyard.Build this Bench
44. An Organized Potting Station
This is a great potting station. It has a sink available for easy clean-up and also as a place to help save dirt.
There are also lots of options for storage as there are pegs available to hang your work gloves and tools from. But there are also drawers and open shelving to store larger items as well.Build this Bench
45. A Mobile Potting Table
This potting table is great because it has a good amount of workspace. But it also has open shelving above and below the open workspace that makes it a great use for storage of planting necessities.
But another great feature to this potting bench is that it is mobile. This makes it easy to maneuver to different areas whether it be for a limited amount of outdoor space or just for ease of placing plants.Build this Bench