The breast stool you are about to read is not fantasy, but a very functional one. It’s also very easy to build and use. Except there are no legs! Don’t panic, a bank for anonymous breast is actually an advantage. I will come back later.
The top bench described in this article is actually identical to the pot that we have used in our backyard garden for years, and has served us well and harvested tens of thousands of plants. I like it because it’s big enough to hold about ten small plants at once and has lots of soil.
Since I originally wrote this article, I have designed and built a gardener’s pot that you might like. On this page you will find lots of photos and a step-by-step plan for creating them: http://www.freeplants.com/free-potting-bench-plans.htm
On the top page you will also find a photo of one of my other pot bench designs, an extension with an open pot! This is unique, for sure.
Okay, back to my endless breast bench.
Here is a short list of what you need to build a healthy but functional maternal bench.
Tools: screwdriver, small box wrench or crescent wrench or if you have a set with a 1/4 “drive socket, which is even better. Measure with tape, small box, drill and saw.
Material: A full sheet (4 ‘x 8’) of 3/4 “machine plywood. Make sure it is machined to last. Raw plywood does not hold well outdoors.
15 Dohickey (you know, small metal brackets or angle brackets that connect the two boards at right angles.) These metal brackets are bent at an angle of 90 degrees and two holes are drilled into it.
30 screws with nuts 1 “long and the correct size for the angle brackets you bought.
60 washing machines that match the screws.
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Mike’s parent bank is endless
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Notice in the photo above that one end of the bench is located on a pile of earth and the other rests on a concrete block. The fact that you don’t have legs is a real advantage because you can bring the bench bench closer to your pile of soil.
Before you begin, draw these on paper to find out exactly what each piece of wood is before cutting. This way you will not make mistakes that will damage your piece of plywood.
Place the plywood on a flat surface like your garage. Measure 16 “at one end and draw a line on the plywood board. Use your saw to cut along the line. The piece you cut is 16” x 48 “.
Now draw a diagonal line through smaller pieces of plywood. (What you just deleted from the sheet.) Cut the order. You should now have two triangles measuring 48 “on one side and 16” on one side.
These parts must have a right triangle shape. You are now removing a small piece from the pointed end of the triangle piece. To do this, measure 24 “from the right angle along the 48” side and mark it. Draw the outline of this sign with a small box through the pointed end of the plywood. This line must be perpendicular to the side of the “48” board. This line should only be about 4 “. Cut along this line and remove small pieces from the pointed end. Discard the small pieces that you cut. The remaining pieces should be 16” at one end, 24 “on one side and about 4” where you make cut to remove sharp edges.
The two remaining small boards must be identical. This is the page for your pot.
Now back to the bigger piece of wood. This cut should now be 80 “by 48”. Measure more than 16 “on the long side and draw a line from one end to the other. Cut along the line. The piece you removed must be 16” by 80 “so that the piece is 32” by 80 “remaining.
These two parts serve as the bottom and back of your pot. Take the back and straighten at the top of the piece that will serve as the bottom of the bench to get an idea of how your pot fits together. Make five signs to attach angle brackets that hold the two parts together. Simply place five brackets on both boards and be careful not to place them too close to the edges so that they will not interfere with the installation of the two ends. Hold the brackets about 1 ½ “from each end.
Note: After installing clamps and tightening all the screws, you might want to cut the ends of the screws and place them smooth if they extend too far so that it is dangerous to handle the box with.
After installing the five brackets and installing the back of the bench below, you can install the two side panels. With two side panels installed, you are now proud to be the owner of a bench for anonymous pots. You can put your feet up if you want, but I like my feet without legs because I can make them very close to my pile bottom pot.
I put one end of the bench directly on a pile of sweat and support the other end with a horse saw, concrete blocks or milk crates. If you put one end straight on a pile of floors, it is very easy to move the floor to a bench. The absence of legs also makes it easy to store and move benches.
If I want to use it as a table to make cuttings, I just put a horse saw at each end.
You have it. Mike’s famous pot without a back. This is not good, but it is very functional.