Free potting bench plans

If you like to grow flowers and maintain them in a proper shape, then you need to use a wooden potting bench. On one hand, you could get buy one from your local store, but you should know it may come at pretty expensive price. On the other hand, if you want to decrease the expenditure or you just want to use your carpentry skills, you could build one by yourself. Moreover, from our own experience, we can confirm that the construction process is not as complicated as it might seem at first glace, therefore, you should take the plunge and give it a shot. In this article we show what you need to build a potting bench, as well as the main construction techniques.

First of all, you should assess your needs and design the bench accordingly. If you don’t have expertise in this field, you should search potting bench plans on the internet and use them as a starting point for your project. If you need a large working surface, you should adjust the size of the potting bench. In addition, we highly recommend you to build a wooden shelf, in order to deposit the bags of soil.

If you are willing to invest large amount of money in this project, we strongly recommend you to install a sink. In this manner, you could wash your hands easily whenever you dirt your hands. In addition, don’t forget to build many shelves, in order to deposit all the tools required for this operation. On the other hand, you could even get the job done from materials rescued from old pallets. In this way, you could obtain a rustic result and keep the costs at a very low level.

Potting bench plans free

Potting bench plans free

Beside using proper plans for your needs and tastes, you need to buy proper material. Therefore, we recommend you to buy lumber  designed for outdoor use, such as redwood, pine, cedar or pressure treated. In addition, another aspect you have to take into account is the woodworking techniques required for the job. Align all the components properly at both ends and pre-drill holes before inserting the screws into position.

Work with good judgement and attention, if you want to obtain a professional result. Besides using proper plans and materials, you have to plumb the side legs with a spirit level, before driving in the screws. After you get the job done, don’t forget to fill the head of the screws with a good wood putty. Last but not least, sand the surface with a sander and clean the surface thoroughly, before applying several coats of stain or paint.

If you want to enhance the look of your garden, you could build outdoor bench plans free, from proper materials and using the right carpentry techniques. Work with great care and attention, if you want to obtain a professional result. Follow the step by step instructions and adjust the size of the outdoor bench, according to your needs. 

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Greenhouse plans free

Sometimes there is a moment to change dramatically your lifestyle and to adopt a more healthier diet. In order to accomplish this objective, you have two broad options. On one hand, you could invest a significant amount of money on fresh vegetables, or you could find a new hobby and grow them by yourself in your garden. If you want to supply your family with organic vegetables all time of the year, you should build a small greenhouse in your garden. Taking into consideration the law cost of the materials and that you could decrease the expenditure by getting the job done by yourself, you should not let this opportunity get away.

Greenhouse plans free

Greenhouse plans free

Moreover, you could spend less by developing the green home by yourself, if you know the basic woodworking skills. Before buying the needed materials for the job, you should choose right greenhouse building plans for your needs, according to the size and shape of your backyard, as well as according to what and how many plants you are going to grow. It is always a great idea to spend time in the preliminary stages, trying to design the construction as to suit your needs. In addition, you could even turn the greenhouse in a focus point of your garden, if you choose a simple design. From my own experience, I can say that a small greenhouse is a great gift for your wife, as she will enjoy growing vegetables and cultivating exquisite flowers.

As we have already emphasized, there are several types of greenhouses you could choose from: mini-greenhouse, Victorian greenhouse , hoop house and lean-to greenhouse. There is no greenhouse that is right for any family or backyard, therefore you have to weight all the advantages and disadvantages before taking a decision.

If you want a greenhouse that would enhance the shape of look of your garden, but very efficient from a thermical point of view, then you should build a Victorian-style greenhouse. On the other hand, if you don’t have allocated a high budget for this construction, a hoop house would provide a great balance between the money invested and its advantages. In addition, you could build the hoop greenhouse even from PVC pipes, as they are easy to bend and has a good strength.

Greenhouse building plans

Greenhouse building plans

Nevertheless, if you have a narrow backyard or you want to build the construction along an existing wall, then a lean-to greenhouse it is ideal to your needs. In addition, this type of construction can be heated easily, if you install a door on the common wall. A lean-to greenhouse can be transformed into a nice pergola, during the cold winter days, as you can take your breakfast surrounded by your exotic plants.

Last but not least, a small greenhouse is a great start, if you want to learn the basic gardening concepts and tricks, before building a full-scale greenhouse. Learn how to build a small greenhouse, by checking out the link.

As you have seen, building a greenhouse is a straight forward process and it doesn’t even require a significant investment. Therefore, you haven’t any excuse for not building a greenhouse in your garden and start growing your own organic vegetables. Just work with great dedication and use the right materials and plans. If you follow the step by step instruction from these resources, you can get the job done in just an weekend.

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