A Repurposed Outdoor Potting Table

5:30:00 AM

It was time to get rid of the old picnic table from the side of the house but I have trouble throwing out anything that can be used again...

A Repurposed Outdoor Potting Table www.homeroad.net


This old picnic table is almost 50 years old and was used by my family when I was a child. The table has been around a long time but hasn't been used for anything in the corner of my yard for years.

I've been thinking for a while about building an outdoor potting table. I decided I might be able to make this old table into just what I needed... they just don't make them like this anymore! 

Outdoor Potting Table from Old Picnic Table www.homeroad.net

I pulled off one of the boards on the top and flipped it around to the front. I had to cut the brace underneath a little shorter, then nailed the board in place. Flipping the board around made the table narrower and gave it the finished look of an apron front.

A Repurposed Outdoor Potting Table www.homeroad.net

I used two cinder blocks and an old piece of wood to create a shelf for pots and tools.


Baskets and hooks attached to the shelf hang tools and garden accessories.


A Repurposed Outdoor Potting Table www.homeroad.net

Resting against the shed, in the corner of my yard, this old table will be the perfect place for potting plants.


A Repurposed Outdoor Potting Table www.homeroad.net

I used an old painted funnel to hold twine, a hook on the wall to hold a colander, and an old handmade tote works great as a place for garden tools. 

A Repurposed Outdoor Potting Table www.homeroad.net

As summer arrives, more flowers and plants will really liven up this area. This old table is a great start and gives our old picnic table another go around.

A Repurposed Outdoor Potting Table www.homeroad.net

A Repurposed Outdoor Potting Table www.homeroad.net

I love the rustic look of this table!


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3 comments

  1. People would pay good money for the wood on that table! I'm glad you found a way to use it, it's fantastic.

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