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|Product Type: Includes Shelves||Material: Wood|
|Country of Manufacture: China|
Wood potting bench
Scott from Madison, WI – Verified Buyer
I was very pleased with my purchase of this potting bench. The piece was simple to assemble, very sturdy once all the screws were tightened up, and just the right height for easy use. I chose to use an oil based semi transparent stain on the bench before putting outside, just to provide an extra degree of protection from the weather. Plus, where I plan on putting it, it will be getting wet a lot from the hose. All in all I would highly recommend this item to anyone looking for a great potting bench. I found similar potting benches at local stores and garden centers, which were twice the price, and not nearly as well made. Thanks Wayfair for making me a satisfied customer!
Pamela from San Diego, CA – Verified Buyer
I love this potting bench. It is a bit smaller than I expected but it turned out to be perfect for the narrow area I have for it. I am a little disappointed that it is not weather-proofed because it is a bit of a hassle to have to do it myself. I may let it weather for a season for that used look and then paint a protective coating on it. I live in Southern California and therefore I do not need it to be heavy (which it is not) but if you have inclement weather, it may not be heavy enough to withstand a storm.
Paul S. from Tampa, FL
Just finished assembling and this is really beautiful. Be careful on the orientation of a few of the pieces -- check the illustrations. I had to remove a couple of pieces and re-orient. But it was pretty easy...did NOT involve taking the unit apart and starting over. Parts supplied were perfect with no damage and the hardware all came with an extra piece in each size. You only need a phillips screwdriver for assembly and everything fit like a glove. Good planning and engineering on this table!!! Although it is already lightly stained, I wanted a different look so used my favorite stain Minwax Special Walnut on each piece BEFORE assembling. After assembling I used Thompsons Water Seal with an inexpensive paint brush -- much easier to do after assembling, in my opinion. My wife exclaimed that it looked good enough to use asa piece of furniture inside the house instead of outside. :-) I am now waiting for the sealer to dry thoroughly before putting outside (the original plan). I recommend this without any hesitation. Light weight, price is right, well-made, looks great, what more can I say!!
Cute but lightweight
Pamela from San Diego, CA
I like the style of this bench but it is smaller than I thought it would be. Perhaps it is because the one I am replacing was twice the size. It is very light weight and I question how it will hold up even over the mild winters we have here in California. The directions state to keep it covered during harsh weather and I did not want to do that. The design concept is a bit funky:There is one bin inside with half of the removable top solid and the other half with holes in it. My first thought was that the soil could fall through the holes when I am potting plants but then there is no way to empty out the soil when it falls through. I do not think this is for a serious gardener. I will keep it since I paid someone to assemble it and I need it for my side yard but the one I am tossing took 17 years to start falling apart whereas I expect this one to last maybe two years if I am lucky.
Perfect potting bench
Debbie from United States – Verified Buyer
Loved this bench. It is the perfect size and very nicely cut. Easy to put together. I made a drape around the bottom and put them on a tension rod with outdoor fabric to hide the stuff on the bottom shelf. The well was deeper than I expected and I found some fun metal bird hooks that I hung from the sides to hold more stuff. Very happy with this bench. I am considering buying a 2nd bench for our cafe to hang cups and store dishes and food. I put an extra coat of clear sealer on it for outdoor use. Really great price for the quality and style.
Love this Potting Bench
Teri from Lithia, FL – Verified Buyer
Loved the smell of the cedar when I opened the box. Easy to put together - I did it myself. The wood is not heavy but light. Used a coat of wood protectant on it before putting it into service. Love it!
Easy to assemble
Theresa from Orland Park, IL – Verified Buyer
This is a nice unit, easy to assemble, and has a great light mocha color. I just put it together today. I would advise anyone purchasing this, however, to put the brass hooks in a place other than directed so you have the clearance to hang items from the hooks.
Connie from Sarasota, FL – Verified Buyer
It is exactly what I was looking for, easy to assemble, great looking. I did put on a heavy coat of Thompson's waterproofing since it sits outside. Very pleased with this purchase. It arrived 2 days after I ordered it.
Nice addition to the back yard
Linda from Slidell, LA – Verified Buyer
I'm really enjoying this potting bench. Easy to assemble, but kind of a pain to weather-proof. I'd have paid an extra $20 for this product to get it done at the factory...Also, there is really no room to attach garden tools to the eye hooks installed according to instructions, they are too close to the top shelf. My husband straightened them out as a workaround. Still a worthwhile purchase!
Potting and Storage Table
Liliana from Coral Gables, FL – Verified Buyer
Has withstood the Florida sun and rain pretty well. The only thing i dont like is that it has openings to the left and water gets in the container portion. I resolved this by putting a wood on top to keep it sealed.