Potting Table-serving Table-grill Table

3 Materials
2 Hours
Using extra salvage wood from other projects...bought a bottle opener, several 2x4's, shelving and brackets,,,,had an old pc of fence...voila! We added some Home Depot backets...included in total cost of project.
Our garden was part of GardenWalk Cleveland's tour of local gardens this year (July 2017) and I asked my husband to expand his honey-do list when prepping for this tour by creating a potting table/serving table/grill station—all in one! We had an old piece of fence (dog ear) that was nicely weathered to use as a backing with attached shelving; we already had a small 2" x 4" table top we had used as part of our old potting table.  Since the legs were not treated--we removed them and created new legs and a bottom shelf using treated lumber.  We bought the  shelving wood with the smooth front and back--along with the top shelf and included two black/decorative brackets to support it along with a bottle opener to attach to the side of one of the legs.  We extended our driveway to the side by 2 ft using 12" x 12" stone squares to accommodate the potting bench.
We used deck screws and already had green exterior paint.  We decorated the new multi-purpose table with some of our garden accessories and added some live plants.  Prior to this project being completed, we had only used this end to store the grill and garbage cans.  We loved how we expanded our hosting area beyond the garden (we added a small table and chairs and a convertible bench.)  Total cost of this project was around $35
Suggested materials:
  • Paint
  • Screws
  • Wood
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