THIS POTTING BENCH IS A GREAT VALUE!!
I've purchased and assembled many pieces of knocked-down items for use around the home yet, I was extremely impressed with the quality of the materials and hardware that are included with this potting bench. For example, I found no damaged components while assembling this bench; there was no missing hardware; all of the hardware appeared to be of high quality, that is, none of the heads of the screws or bolts felt as if they wanted to shear off under torque. Moreover, ALL of the pre-drilled holes lined up perfectly which is a significant departure from most other pieces of knocked-down products. The potting bench was sent to NJ from a warehouse in Kentucky. It arrived quickly and was packaged and protected very professionally. Although the assembly directions had no words, the pictorials were more than self-explanatory. The completed potting bench is exactly as shown on the website, it's sturdy, and the clear protective finish is very obvious. The potting bench was placed in our back yard. I will be purchasing a retro glass drawer pull for the one drawer. I may also add a stop for the drawer. Again, a great buy!
Follow-Up to my review......
I had intended to add a cover over the drawer to keep rain water and potting debris from falling through the slats into the drawer; I've now completed that cover (see photo). Using 1/4" pre-sanded plywood, I measured and fabricated the cover to fit the length and width of the drawer beneath the slats. Using #8 x 3/8 flat head philips wood screws, I drilled pilot holes and then secured the cover to the slats being careful not to interfere with existing hardware or, the drawer itself. I then applied a coat of marine varnish to the cover.
I also added a retro steel drawer pull (not glass) nickel plated, to match the tool hooks at the side of the bench. All that remains now is installing a drawer stop to prevent the drawer from being pulled all the way out and falling. I'll first have to turn the bench on it's side in order to access the underside to install the stop.
Update: Some rain water was still able to collect in the drawer despite the cover. Potting soil, however, does not fall into the drawer through the slats since I installed the cover. Securing an inside drawer Stop was not possible with the drawer in place. I did, however, fabricate a Stop, securing it to the exterior side of the drawer, permitting it to strike the RH leg of the bench, preventing the drawer from falling out. I first screwed a flat 'L' shaped corner brace to a block of wood (see photo) and then, screwed the brace directly to the side of the drawer. (I located the Stop several inches from the back of the drawer.)