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Small indoor garden center has both a work area and a plant display area. Can be broken down into components for transporting.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1972 (v.50#2) pg. L2 (104+)

Drawing of a storage hut with acrylic sheets at the peak of the roof. Can be used as a potting lean-to, for storage, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1975 (v.53#6) pg. 51

Six build-it-yourself storage units. (1) Pet food center, (2) work bench and shop center, (3) free-standing closet for cleaning materials, (4) projector stand and equipment storage cabinet, (5) wall-hung cabinet for ironing board and iron and (6) potting bench.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. 44

A build-it-yourself planting bench fastens to the wall and incorporates a recess for plants under a grow-light, a work surface and shelves for storing pots and supplies. Unit is 24" deep, 96" long and 36" high.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. 49

Open-air potting shed has a potting bench with storage beneath and a roof and end wall of 1x2 slats.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 117

Build a potting bench which includes three tilted trash cans to store soil components and a built-in waste receptical. Dimensions: 108"x30"x37" tall. Est. cost: $175.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1985 (v.63#5) pg. 130

Flower cart equipped with 24" diameter steel-spoked wheels and a patio umbrella becomes a mobile potting bench.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Summer 2001 (v.24#9) pg. 47

Three spring garden projects. (1) Miss Moo cow-shaped planter. (2) Slatted planter box that holds a plastic planter. (3) Potting table (48"x23"x36" high) with top and lower shelf built from 1x6s.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1993 (v.16#8) pg. 33

Potter's paradise. How to turn old wood-framed windows into a potting shed or greenhouse.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 34

Garden center. A roll-around potting center with a lower shelf for pots and tools and a pair of removable upper shelves. Built of cedar.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1997 (v.20#7) pg. 46

Plans for a rustic potting shed.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1994 (v.25#1) pg. 56

Garbage can enclosure and potting shed combination.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1981 (v.94#7) pg. 94, 172

Sturdy potting bench features overhead fluorescent lighting, bar for hanging pots, 2 large storage shelves and casters. Work counter measures 48"x24". Est. cost: $325 (hardwood version).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 32

Portable potting bench and garden cart combination features a built-in sink and faucet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 60

Potting bench built from redwood. Overall dimensions: 59" long, 25" wide. Has a lower storage shelf, two large drawers and a narrow shelf at eye level.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #267 Mar 1986 (v.36#3) pg. 88

Stair-step shelves attached to an outdoor storage shed provide a place for plant pots, plant flats, miniature greenhouses, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #386 Mar 1998 (v.48#3) pg. 116

Build a practical, ventilated potting bench from weather-resistant wood so that is can remain outside.
FINE GARDENING #46 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 40

In pursuit of the perfect potting shed. Ideal features summarized.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 62

Build a versatile plant table. The stand supports two removable trays with redwood slat bottoms and a nonremoveable slat shelf. Overall dimensions: 46" long, 14" wide, 32" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 43

Backyard work table has a top assembled from 2x4s with threaded rods. A drop-in stainless steel sink is supplied with water from a garden hose. PVC tubing drains waste water into the garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1988 (v.32#4) pg. 68

Potting bench. This outdoor tilt-back love-seat features a large storage compartment in the base. When tilted back, the front of the seat forms a workbench (60"x22").
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1990 (v.34#2) pg. 70

Multi-purpose potting bench (80"x26"x34" high) has a lower shelf for storage, soil bin and catch pan. Work surface includes a wooden grate for watering plants, a hinged panel for scraping unused soil into a bin, and an 8" wide shelf above the work surface.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 9

Solar garden shed is built using pole construction. It includes room for a potting bench, large equipment and garden tool storage. A glazed southern wall provides light and heat and serves as a cold frame for the growing beds inside.
HARROWSMITH #66 Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#6) pg. 78

Garden room ideas. (1) Potting counter with a sink and pullout bin to hold a bag of soil. (2) Plant hangers made from electrical conduit and shower curtain hooks.
HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 40

Workshops that work. (1) Transportable workshop that shares a two-car garage. (2) All-purpose shop to handle typical home and car maintenance shares a two-car garage. (3) Garden workshop in the basement includes a potting bench, grow lights, etc. (4) Garage workshop for automobile repairs.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 44

How to build an outdoor bonsai workbench and display pavilion with an Oriental look. Pavilion has a double-canopied roof and quadrilateral post-and-beam construction of 2x2s bolted together.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 54

Perfect potting. Plans for a utilitarian potting bench with some fine-furniture details. The work surface (72"x22"X32" tall) includes a hatch with hardware cloth beneath, providing a potting surface that allows excess soil to fall through to a bin on the shelf below. The top shelf unit has 6"-deep two shelves.
KITCHEN GARDEN #12 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 63

How to build a movable potting shed. 4x6-ft. unit rolls about on 2 wheels behind a tractor. Built almost entirely of wood, including the wheels.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #646 Mar 1982 (v.78) pg. 78

Planting bench (48"x24"x 6-ft high) is made from pine shelving and pegboard. There are panels for hanging tools on each end of the lower cabinet that has two storage shelves. The raised back can support trays of seed-starting flats beneath a fluorescent lamp.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #150 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 52

Tips on making a garden washstand.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1984 (v.31#6) pg. 24

Planting center, 20"x72", is built from two sheets of plywood. It includes a utility sink, two swing-out bins for soil and two storage cabinets. Part of the countertop converts into a work tray that fits on top of a utility cart.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1989 (v.36#1) pg. 84

Portable potting bench with a 20"x42" top has legs that fold into the frame that supports the work surface.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1996 (v.43#3) pg. 100

Basic construction details for a garden work center including potting benches and storage bins.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1969 (v.132#3) pg. 161

Build your own greenhouse from a kit. Photos show assembly. Plans for a redwood potting bench also included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 154

Potting bench to build from pine and fir plywood. Work surface includes a slop sink and tool rack. There are two narrow shelves above the work surface and a lower storage shelf with slide-out bins for potting soil, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 140

Potting bench features a work surface with holes to support various sizes and shapes of flower pots, a soil disposal box, and pegboard for storage of tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 95

Three gardening aids you can build. (1) Potting bench. (2) Lettuce shader. (3) Caterpillar cloche.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1983 (v.159#3) pg. 105

Combination potting bench and plant stand for indoor or outdoor use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1983 (v.159#6) pg. 104

Plans for a simple L-shaped cabinet with open shelves in one "L" and sliding doors covering the other "L". Presented for use as a potting center but can be used in almost any capacity. Built from 1-1/2 sheets of 3/4" plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1976 (v.209#2) pg. 132

4-in-1 backyard center features a cold frame, potting table, barbecue area and storage shed. Constructed of exterior plywood. Plans must be ordered.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1981 (v.218#6) pg. 98

Combination garden cart and potting bench rolls around on wooden wheels.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #42 Apr-May 1988 (v.7#6) pg. 26

Wooden potting bench (48"x22"x58" high) has both a full- and a half-shelf beneath the work surface, a detachable tool caddy on one end and a shallow top bin and back slat with hooks.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 34

Photos and brief text describe how a potting bench and storage area for garbage cans and garden tools can be built from railroad ties.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 260

Tip: Potting center includes a soil bin on casters beneath a wooden grate counter top. This allows excess soil to fall back into the soil bin.
SUNSET May 1984 (v.172#5) pg. 262

Make a potting table from cedar or redwood. Features a slatted top. Built from standard 2x4's, 4x4's and 1x6's. Top measures 31"x72".
SUNSET Jun 1984 (v.172#6) pg. 173

Tip shows how to make a combination greenhouse and potting shed with recycled windows and lattice panels. The shed stands on a 103"x186" concrete pad.
SUNSET Jul 1985 (v.175#1) pg. 124

Potting bench and storage shelves is protected by a fiberglass roof and can be concealed behind acrylic curtains (awnings).
SUNSET Apr 1990 (v.184#4) pg. 142

Potting table made from 2x2, 2x4 and 4x4 material runs the full length of a garage wall.
SUNSET Jun 1990 (v.184#6) pg. 112

Outdoor garden work center features modular construction to any required length.
SUNSET Mar 1993 (v.190#3) pg. 144

Wooden table (36"x70"x35" high) for planting and potting. Tent-shaped greenhouse top is built to cover a wooden seedling tray at one end.
SUNSET Apr 1995 (v.194#4) pg. 137

Gardener's-delight potting bench has a base cabinet (30"x23"x27" high), a work counter with a backsplash and 3" high sides, and back uprights with three shelves that rise 37" above the counter.
WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 54

Potter's paradise. An outdoor potting bench features a tough galvanized steel top, easy waste disposal, plastic storage bins concealed by doors, a tool rack, overhead shelves and wheels to make the unit mobile.
WOOD MAGAZINE #140 Mar 2002 (v.19#2) pg. 34

An outdoor garden work-center features slatted shelves and an adjustable-pitch roof. The entire unit is supported on two inverted "T" legs so it can be easily moved.
WOODWORKER #1113 Aug 1986 (v.90#8) pg. 690

Potting bench made of redwood. Features a large storage drawer, built-in plastic dishpan for holding dirt, a slatted storage shelf beneath the bench and two open storage shelves above the bench. Overall dimensions: 48"x27"x68" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 40

Outdoor bench made from 2x4 and 4x4 redwood is equipped with a sink that attaches to your garden hose. The sink and slatted top make it ideal for cleaning vegetables, potting plants, etc.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1988 (v.44#3) pg. 58

Backyard recycling center and potting shed is constructed mostly of pressure-treated pine.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1991 (v.47#3) pg. 20

Outdoor potting station features storage cabinets, storage bins set into the tile countertop, working faucet and sink (connected via a garden hose), and a corrugated plastic canopy. Est. cost: $500.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 42
Correction WORKBENCH Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.50#6) pg. 6

Open-air shelves have wooden frames made from 2x2s and hardware cloth surfaces. Ideas for storing dirt-laden garden tools, in a potting shed, etc.
WORKBENCH Apr 1997 (v.53#2) pg. 12

Garden work center. Designed to hang from an exterior wall, this simple storage unit features a slatted front which drops down to form a work surface (17"x74") and three interior storage compartments. Overall dimensions (closed): 9"Dx76"Wx19"H.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1998 (v.54#3) pg. 40