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Old 06-15-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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Did you just kind of figure it out as you went along, or did you draw up plans for it first?
I had some sketches, based on photos found on Pinterest. I searched for "potting bench" and then compared designs. Then my wife chose her favorite two. I decided on a whim to make it 6 ft. wide, and she chose 27 inches as the work surface height. From there, lots of measuring before joining things together led to more straight and level angles than I imagined.

And I am a firm believer in pre-drilling holes before screwing things together, now. I had almost no splitting of lumber after tightening screws.

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I can do very very very simple shelves but have not yet had time to take a woodworking class in order to learn more skills. Soon!!
I'd like to take some classes, too. Seems like I need a table saw, router and miter saw before I go that route, though. YouTube has great classes you can watch.

Like this one: How-To Make a Potting Bench By Ana White & RYOBI Nation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRzbfbZkOyA
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I love Ana White! Home Depot had a Do-It-Herself workshop to build a rolling cart -- I REALLY wanted to go to it but couldn't fit it into my schedule. It's this one: Ana White | Build a Home Depot DIH Workshop Rolling Storage Cart | Free and Easy DIY Project and Furniture Plans .

I can take woodworking classes for free at my college, but they are very involved of course and I haven't been able to fit THEM in my schedule either! But OP, I am SO impressed with what you did!
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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But OP, I am SO impressed with what you did!
Thank you

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Old 04-26-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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I see my photo link died from the original post, so here it is again.

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Old 04-28-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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OP, thanks for re-posting the photo! Did your wife end up painting it? Have you done other projects for the garden?

Alas, I'm still at the making-shelves-for-the-garage-and-basement stage! Your photo makes it look fairly straightforward, though -- not easy, but straightforward. Hmmm ...
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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OP, thanks for re-posting the photo! Did your wife end up painting it? Have you done other projects for the garden?
You're welcome... and no, it still isn't painted. We might look into that after I re-hang the doors and tweak a few things. I've learned a lot since I built it, hammering away on other things. The closest thing I did to a garden project was building a box to save dirt from our container garden over the Winter.

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Alas, I'm still at the making-shelves-for-the-garage-and-basement stage! Your photo makes it look fairly straightforward, though -- not easy, but straightforward. Hmmm ...
I just made myself a set of garage shelves. I still need to fill them in an orderly fashion.

If I did it, you could build one for sure!
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