Hi everyone! It’s that time of year… Fall planting season! Are you a #crazyplantlady like me? Plants make me happy; I love getting to know each and every one of my plant babies – they really do have a personality all their own. You quickly learn what they like and don’t like, how to best care for them, what makes them thrive, as well as what doesn’t work. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my fair share of plant deaths, but I’m learning. It’s a process, for sure, but I fully believe you can develop a green thumb, if you weren’t lucky enough to be born with one. I’m pretty excited to be teaming up with my friends at Simpson Strong-Tie to bring you today’s project: a DIY Potting Bench! Now, I have a dedicated gardening station for all of my plant experiments!
I love these Deck-Drive Wood Screws by Simpson Strong-Tie. They’re built to withstand the elements, so they’re great for outdoor applications such as this. Also, the unique “box” thread design with raised-ridge technology greatly reduces driving torque, which just means you can drive more screws on a single battery charge. If you’d like to build your own DIY potting bench, you can download the plans on the Building Strong blog.
*This post is sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie®. All efforts, ideas, and opinions are my own.
This is a lovely potting bench; I wish I had space for it.
Have you considered making and posting plans for a a Little Free Library? The founder of the movement died earlier this month, so the topic has been on my mind.
veronica ingalls says
YES!! could you do a little free library?? my daughter has been wanting one for a long time:) not to add to your workload.. but if you could make it somewhat portable? we are a military family too, and we move A LOT:) thank you jen! love your work, love this potting bench and your site!!
I would like to see plans for a diy wooden mantel/fireplace surround. We need to replace ours and we live in a classic colonial, and everything I see online is very contemporary. I’m looking for something that we can add some gorgeous Mill work to, in order to update it but still have it complement the classic/transitional decor of our home.
Lovely, I look forward to making this next spring, its getting cold here in Northern VA.
Loren Miller says
Personally I am not a fan of phillips head screws. Are they available in a torx head? The bench looks good.