How to Build a Cedar Potting Bench

Complete plans for building a potting bench.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Caulk gun
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Hearing protection
  • Jigsaw
  • Rasp
  • Safety glasses
  • Speed square
  • Tool belt
  • Wood glue

You can make all of your cuts with a circular saw, but a miter saw will make them easier.

See the Addendum for a Shopping List of materials, which details everything you need for this project.