Here are a few potting bench, or garden bench plans. I posted a free potting bench plan in the past, but wanted to add another since that didn’t suit my needs (my wife’s needs) for our back patio.
She is after something that has a dual purpose. She would like a garden bench that can be used for her potting and also double as a sideboard or a buffet when we have dinner guests on the patio.
Here are few variations of the potting bench plan. I think that I will have to select my favorite features of each and modify from there. I might get real crazy and include a copper backsplash (using copper ceiling tile) to dress it up.
Utilitarian Potting bench plans (pdf file)
A free potting bench plan from HGTV (video included). This is nice, simple, potting bench that could be used as the basis for something more decorative. Once you have the framework, the difficult task is done. You can modify it with a backing made of wood, or go crazy and install a copper backsplash for a unique touch. You can even use copper wiring to simulate a vine.
This is perhaps the coolest potting bench of the group. Because of the scale of the work surface, it has limited functionality, but the look is cool enough to make up for the lack of function. This could almost be used as a “station” in your back yard among your garden, and not your primary work area.