Ⓕ Workbench Build / Potting Bench – with Unique Joinery (ep89)

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Really strong joinery in a workbench is a must. This joinery isn’t something you see everyday. It works great on shop workbenches, outdoor workbenches, or in this case a gardening workbench / potting bench.

Huge thanks to Sears for sponsoring this video. You can find all the tools & supplies I used in this video in my website article here –


Craftsman miter saw – https://goo.gl/HPL8fk
DeWalt Drill Set – https://goo.gl/5Cg4WA
Craftsman Blower – https://goo.gl/QCM2Us

When it comes to making a workbench, finding ready to use materials like 2×4’s and 4×4’s is a big plus. Then you need to choose woodworking joinery that will be sturdy enough to hold up to years of use. And considering this mitered rabbet and mitered dado can be done on a miter saw, it allows a lot more people to be able to make it. This ended up being more or a workbench tutorial than a plain potting bench. Mostly because of that joinery and that’s not a joint you see in your typical woodworking school or woodworking class.

And if you do get the workbench plans, please consider leaving a comment/review so I know how I’m doing with the plans. It took me well over 40 hours to put them together and I am very proud of them but I’m always looking at improving. Thanks!

workbench / potting bench plans – https://goo.gl/uPfpPk

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My Table Saw Sled:
Article/Video – https://nickferry.com/2015/07/table-saw-cross-cut-miter-sled-in-one-ep58/
Plans – https://nickferry.com/product/table-saw-cross-cut-miter-sled/

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“Bicycle” & “District Four” & “Enter The Party” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Nick Ferry says:

links to everything used and a ton more info in the article here – https://nickferry.com/2018/07/workbench-build-potting-bench-with-unique-joinery-ep89/

TroodoN0 says:

Very impressive. Also excellent job on explaining and going through the project. Thank you for sharing

Prjndigo says:

Biscuits if you've got a cutter instead of dowels for the slats. XD

Jennifer Fujimoto says:

Wow. What a beautiful potting bench. Wonderful video – very clear and detailed. 👍

Ronald Landa says:

Great video and great construction ideas

Braden Mitchell says:

Did you intentionally choose a heart free 4×4?

MechMinded says:

Absolutely the right decision on the dowels. I am now subscribed.

Matt Bowman says:

What brand is the table saw used in the video

c r says:

Great video. Hope you and the family are well.

Arcus Cerebellumus says:

Why take no screw route when you already have visible screws? They kind of ruin the point… or was it a midway decision?

Terry Wong says:

Nice joints, nice work, great craftsmanship. Your instructional voice is great as well.

Lvp says:

hello from France, thank s for this video, good job

W F L says:

Amazing!!! Amazing!!!

ron5935 says:

Butchers or Johnson & Johnson paste wax over the sealer on bottom of legs

Troy Dake says:

@nickferry Have you thought about going back to this, removing the screws and replacing them with dowels?

tatzilla thomas says:

Beauty meets function in the best way ,, great build

Owen Jennings says:

Very well done as usual.

Jacobus Johannes Caspers says:

I like it,you did a great job. Greetings from Koos in Norway

Roy Mojica says:

Very nice nick.

Nature King says:

it's a nice well made table build with the greatness from your heart to your wife,very well done,,,,,,,,oh yes & the use of dowels instead screws really is interesting giving me some ideas on my builds,thanks

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