Outdoor Potting Benches with Storage Shelves and Cabinets

Outdoor Potting Benches with Storage

If you have a lot of space in your backyard, and you are an avid gardener, you might be looking for an outdoor potting bench with storage.  It would definitely be a solution for storing all of your tools, equipment, and soil for potting plants.

While more convenient, space saving folding potting benches exist, perhaps you are not short on space and would instead prefer something to stay outdoors that can help you store and organize your materials.  Check out our picks below.

Convenience Concepts Deluxe Potting Bench With CabinetConvenience Concepts Deluxe Potting Bench With CabinetMerry Garden Potting Bench with Recessed StorageMerry Garden Potting Bench with Recessed Storage

Which Is the Best Potting Bench with Storage for you?


The first pick

The Convenience Concepts Deluxe Potting Bench With Cabinet is a slightly more versatile option than others, although it is slightly more expensive one as well. I consider it to be more versatile due to the storage options and work-space surface. The work-space has a metal surface, which makes fore easy clean up regardless of what you’re doing, although it may get a little hot in direct sunlight. Easy clean up means you can use it as a buffet table or outdoor craft space without worrying about damaging the wood.

This bench also has closed storage at the bottom, in the form of a roomy cabinet with a closure. With the cabinet, you can store more things that you want to keep out of the elements. Bedsides the cabinet, it has an open storage shelf on the bottom, and an additional ledge at the top. There are also three hooks at the side of the bench.

The lack of a storage sink and the heftier price tag make this bench less convenient for potting. Conversely, the closed storage and metal work-space make it a viable option for a wide range of activities.

The second pick

The Merry Garden Potting Bench with Recessed Storage is a good choice if you need a little extra storage. It’s made entirely of fir, which was kiln dried with the intention of making it more weather resistant and sturdy.  So, you can feel free to leave this bench outside in harsh conditions.

For storage, it has three shelves total; including the work-space, there is a shelf on the bottom, and a smaller shelf at the top of bench with 5 hooks beneath it for tools, etc. The work-space itself has additional storage beneath it. You can lift both sides of the surface since it’s split in half. They open up to a space that you can use as a soil sink for potting, or for additional storage.

It’s convenient to be able to open up just half the work-space to the soil sink, giving you both storage and a work surface, however one of the surfaces is done in an open grid. When working with smaller tools or plants that can fall through the grid, it may be a little inconvenient.

But it is at a good price point, making this potting bench is a good option for someone who intends to use it for its namesake: potting plants.

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