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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mum's Potting Shed

There is always plenty to do around our little acreage. We have been finishing and renovating our old house ever since we came here.
This has been a project on the to do list for quite a while.
It is finally finished.
The love of my life had a little potting table out in the middle of the backyard under a tree, and yearned for her own potting shed.
Here were the requirements:

  • Somewhere dry
  • Light and airy
  • Faces the north
  • Has a big workbench area
  • Must have storage shelving
I made use of an old zincalume garden shed that was blown to pieces in a storm a couple of years back.
The front plate holding up the rafters is an old hardwood window ledge from a very long window - ex-demolition.
The trellis came from my son's house when he replaced his pergola with a Queensland room.

The bench has an old plastic shallow sink for mixing potting mixes, and plant potting and the like, where spillage can be re-claimed.
The sink came out of an old photographic darkroom.
The left side of the bench has a re-cycled panel from a renovated kitchen. It has a stainless steel surface.
The shelf underneath has a suspended support in the middle, and uses a couple of over 100 year old hardwood boards from a demolition of a friend's shed.
The weather in these parts comes from the south and west, so it stays remarkably dry.
The customer was happy, and so am I.


  1. WOW what a fantastic idea and all made of recycled items. You mustn't waste anything at your place. Looks like a little slice of heaven...hows the serenity!!!!

  2. Thanks for the comments Rachelki. We always try to get the most out of things, and hate to throw away or waste anything. You should hear my children's comments on wearing their siblings' "hand me downs" when they were growing up.
    You are right about the serenity - we live in a great part of the world.