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How To Make Greenhouse Potting Benches - 6 Plans - Part 3

The wire fabric mesh should be 1″ x 2″ 14 gauge or 2″ x 4″ 12 gauge galvanized welded wire fabric. The wire fabric mesh should be pulled taught and stapled around the perimeter using 1″ or 1 1/4″ galvanized staples.

As an alternative to the bracing shown in Figure 6, you can use a gusset made of exterior grade plywood or galvanized sheet metal, as shown in Figure 7. Using gussets rather than cross bracing will provide more area for storage underneath the greenhouse bench.

alternative frame bracing for greenhouse bench.
Figure 7 - Alternative frame bracing

The fifth greenhouse bench uses wood slats that are wired together as the base for the bedding flower and or vegetable trays and flats, as shown in Figure 8.

Greenhouse bench plan wood lath or snow fence
Figure 8 - Greenhouse bench plan wood lath or snow fence

The wood slats, which are wired together, make for a very economical base material. The product is identified as wood lath or snow fence, as shown in Figure 9.

wood lath or snow fence
Figure 9 - Wood lath or snow fence

The sixth greenhouse bench is a wood step bench. This bench can be built as a one sided step bench or as a two sided step bench, as shown in Figure 10. This style of greenhouse bench may be advantage for younger children who would have a problem reaching the deck of a standard greenhouse bench.

wood step greenhouse bench
Figure 10 - Wood step greenhouse bench

Note: The height and number of steps can be configured to suit your individual requirements.