Recycled Garden Potting Bench

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Introduction: Recycled Garden Potting Bench

About: I am a Senior in college studying Mechanical Engineering. My interests include woodworking, 3D printing, electronics and building computers

This is a potting bench/ workspace i built to be used for when your planting flowers, was built at no cost because of use of pallets and screws i already had. It could also be used as a regular work bench if you wanted. I built it out of all recycled wood, All except for the 2x4's in the back were pulled from pallets. The back 2x4's were from an old house wall. All screws were predilled to prevent splitting and some of the wood was so hard it would twist the screws off. Wish i could have made a full instructable but did not have a camera at the time. Will make an instructable if i decide to build another one. If anyone would like more pictures just comment what area you would like a picture of.

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    timwharton1959
    timwharton1959

    Question 5 months ago

    Could you tell us the dimensions, please? While I am in lockdown in the UK, I could make this ready for planting out some seedlings later on

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    TriciaC32
    TriciaC32

    6 months ago

    I love this bench. I see that you are a mechanical engineering student, so I would like to see a document of the full project- measurements, drawings, steps, suggestions. It would be good practice for your future career too- show off a bit.

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    phazes
    phazes

    7 years ago

    Started disassembling 2 pallets. Will that be enough wood?

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    joshmt2012
    joshmt2012

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    yeah it should be, depending on the spacing of the boards on the allets you might need more to be able to fill in all the space on the top and shelf. You will also need some longer 2x4s for the back legs

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    longhornsfan4

    love the idea could you put a list of the materials it took to build this? thanks

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    joshmt2012
    joshmt2012

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I just used 4 pallets and 2 - 2x4's we had taken out of our house and then 3 inch and 1.5 inch deck screws