Plant Benches Completed

>> Monday, October 25, 2010

I wrote in my last post about the plant benches I was working on for the garden shed and this weekend I was able to finish installing the coated wire shelf tops. Now I can add plants in to overwinter, hardwood cuttings for rooting over the winter, or maybe even start seeds in the early spring.

Each shelf is covered with the wire mesh you see in the above picture. The plants in the picture below are resting on the 8 foot long and 30 inch wide main shelf.

And here is the 4 foot long and 30 inch wide top shelf. I wanted to leave some head room for plants which is why I didn't run the top shelf the full length of the bench. All the lumber is re-used from other projects.

Total Shelf space:
  • Top Shelf: 10 sq. ft.(roughly)
  • Middle Shelf: 20 sq. ft. (roughly)
  • Under Shelf area: 20 sq. ft. (roughly)
  • Total: 50 sq. ft. (roughly)
There would be a lot more room for shelving if I were to clean up inside the shed more. As you can see there's a lot of cleanup work that needs done (all those pots in the background). I need to find some good places to put them by coming up with some creative shelving ideas!


Kylee Baumle Monday, October 25, 2010  

Cool! My dad is making shelving for the conservatory once they've got it finished. Not sure how he's doing it. Mom has them all figured out, so we'll see.

I need to see how you heat your greenhouse...

Dave Monday, October 25, 2010  

For now I don't have a heat plan. It's been staying about 15 degrees warmer than the outside temps when it gets down to 33 or so. Once i insulate a little more that should hold the temps better. I really don't want to add a propane heater - I'm trying to go more passive heating. The brick floors helps some I think!

tina Monday, October 25, 2010  

Good job Dave. Looks like I'll be doing the same because my PVC shelf is not holding up. I expect it is going to fall any day now with all the plants. Bummer. I like the wood so much more.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford Monday, October 25, 2010  

Heat or no heat, just to have the space to pot up and propagate plants is great! You have been working on this one for a long time.

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