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How Much Does a Potting Bench Cost?

 
low costLow: $50-$250average costMedium: $200-$600high costHigh: $500-$1,200+
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A potting bench or table is a specialized work area designed for gardening tasks like potting plants or transplanting seedlings. It should have a work surface that is high enough to be comfortable to use when standing (typically about waist high).Many models provide storage for gardening tools, pots and potting soil. Some potting benches are placed inside a greenhouse or potting shed, but most are kept outdoors and need to be made of weather-resistant materials, such as cedar wood, vinyl or metal.

Typical costs:

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What should be included:
  • Many potting benches will need to be assembled by the consumer, but this can range from tightening a few bolts to a major DIY project. If possible, read the assembly instructions before purchasing.
Additional costs:
  • Some companies offer free shipping. Others may charge $10-$100 or more, depending on size, weight and distance.
Discounts:
  • It's possible to build a potting bench for the cost of lumber and hardware, with the total cost depending on the size and scope of the potting bench, the quality of the wood chosen and the amount of materials (such as scrap lumber) already on hand. FamilyHandyman.com estimates it can take $100-$500 and one to two days to build a cedar potting bench[1] ; Better Homes & Gardens posts instructions for building a small portable (wheeled) potting bench; HGTV.com describes making a potting bench using recycled materials such as an old wood gate; Lowe's posts detailed plans for a large potting bench[2] ; and BluegrassGardens.com has links to free potting bench plans[3] .
Shopping for a potting bench:
  • The height of the work space, stability, durability (especially if used outdoors) and efficiency (amount of storage and work space) are all important factors in choosing a potting bench. List the tasks that will be performed at the bench, and the tools and supplies needed. Make sure the main work space is a comfortable height to work when standing at the bench, and consider how much space is available for the potting bench. BakyardsAndGardens.com outlines options to consider[4] when selecting a potting bench.
  • Basic potting benches are typically available at big box stores, hardware stores and home improvement centers like Target[5] , Ace Hardware[6] and Home Depot[7] . They're also available from online retailers like Amazon [8] , eBay[9] , and PottingBenches.com[10] .
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External Resources:
  1.  www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Outdoor-Projects/Garden/Garden-Projects/how-to-buil...
  2.  images.lowes.com/animate/PottingBench.pdf
  3.  www.bluegrassgardens.com/potting-bench-plans-potting-benches.html
  4.  backyardsandgardens.com/selecting-a-potting-bench/
  5.  www.target.com/s/potting+bench#keywords=potting+bench&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&r...
  6.  www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3922845
  7.  www.homedepot.com/p/t/202071805?jspStoreDir=hdus&catalogId=10053&productId=202071805&na...
  8.  www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=potting+bench&...
  9.  home.shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=potting+bench&_sacat=11700
  10.  www.pottingbenches.com/
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