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  • It really sucks trying to set up this camera!
    By BigdaddyT, on November 30, 2016

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  • This is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks so much Anna White.
    By Betsyj59, on April 13, 2015

  • its GREAT for small space but got whst u neef
    By MISSDEE, on April 28, 2015

  • Made this as part of my wife's mother's day gift. Sanded all the corners and added a nice stain. Came out beautiful. Thank you.
    By rudyalvarado7, on May 13, 2015

  • Отлично!!!!!!!!!!
    By Vladimir, on August 23, 2015

  • on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • Starting this build next week, I am making it as a christmas gift for my Mother whom loves gardening. I am thinking maybe using Cedar? Any recommendations as it will be kept outdoors all the time.
    By Mike Mercer, on November 15, 2015

  • I am assuming all these measurements are in inches?
    By Mike Mercer, on November 19, 2015

  • It looks like the tool bench my dad built for me when I was 4. Except the back has pegboard and the bottom shelf has plywood on the bottom of the 2*4's so it makes a scrap wood storage shelf with the 2*4 lip around it. I still have it if you want a photo. (I am 11 now) We have the same initials Anna. A&W like the rootbeer. I have an A&W shirt for that reason. (I don't really like the rootbeer, but fun to have a shirt with my initials on it.
    By Tech-nic-Allie, on December 4, 2016

  • Thanks for the plans Ana.
    By rick.norris, on August 7, 2017

  • Where can I get the plans for this item?
    By sthorne1221, on February 14, 2018
    • I found the step-by-step instructions. However, there apparently is no way to print it out, am I correct?
      By sthorne1221, on February 14, 2018
    • Correct, it is not a downloadable file but can be viewed from the screen. However, if you have a MacBook you could always take a screenshot of the instructions and print that screenshot picture.
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 14, 2018

  • I know this video is 3 years old, but is there a reason why there is no audio? I tested to see if earphones weren't working, but that is not the case and my volume is up to max level.
    By Janaseven7, on April 1, 2018
    • Nevermind, I fou d the video and watch directly on youtube instead of on the ryobi website.
      By Janaseven7, on April 1, 2018
    • Sorry you had trouble and glad you found the solution!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 13, 2018

  • My son is building this potting bench for me. Id like to know where i can get hooks like the ones in the project. 
    By Wongnmbr, on April 22, 2018

  • was a fun first project for me!
    By dmtuck55, on April 27, 2018

  • Where can you get the measurements for this project? 

    By OverboardHud, on May 7, 2018

  • This was a great one day project! Thanks Anna.
    By Phishlips81, on May 12, 2018

  • This bench turned out great.  I modified the dimensions slightly to fit on my deck.  It is 33" wide x ~18" deep.  It doubles as the platform for my bird feeders.  Is there a way to post pictures?  Thank you Ana White.
    By edspyhill09, on July 1, 2018 (edited)
    • You can upload a new project showing how yours turned out! We would love to see!
      By RYOBI NATION, on July 17, 2018

  • Where do you find the cut list and all the other information on how to do this. Can;t find it anyhere.  let me know
    By Penquin17742, on January 25, 2020

  • I made this potting bench for my wife and gave it to her as a gift for Valentine's she loved it. Plus I also made two short stools so she can sit on while in the garden.
    By The Texan palletteer , on February 14, 2020

  • Thanks for the details on how to. very very helpful

    By soutrnatl_17150, on May 21, 2020

  • I have never used a circular saw before. You make this look so easy. I just need a circular saw lesson, first. My husband has me scared to death of this equipment. I want to see if my local Home Depot offers some sort of training or hands on instruction, then next time he leaves town I'm going for it. You'd think after 40 years he'd know better than to tell me "No". It's true what they say about old dogs, I guess. I can't wait for him to
    By user_teeters_1783159, on April 19, 2021
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  • What a great beginner project for me to build, thanks for the plans :)
    By SoCraftySewCreative, on April 1, 2015

  • I love it! I will be making 3!
    By Tcbucket, on April 1, 2015

  • very nice
    By mrlou, on May 30, 2015

  • Very nice. Just what I needed to see.
    By TCam, on June 15, 2016

  • Very nice wanting to make 3 trying to find the wood lath bundle 
    By Squid1957, on September 14, 2018

  • I think your instructions were great.  I think I'll try it but I don't know what an  Airstrike brad nailer is
    By user_blum_2008942, on August 24, 2021
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  • Quantities of 4x4 are reversed. Should be 8 @ 14-1/2", 4 @ 36"
    By Cbsklar, on May 8, 2015

  • I love this bench, I'm making one this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
    By DIY-Lifer, on July 22, 2015

  • I like the simplicity and beauty of this bench. Very versatile piece that can be used as a bench, table, or prop to display outdoor decorations. I plan to make this bench for my front patio area this spring.
    By djholmes, on February 3, 2016

  • I have a Kreg R3 jig. Can you tell me what the setting should be for the 4x4s? Both the stop collar and jig slides. Sorry to ask questions but this will be my first time using a pocket jig.
    By ghartman1957, on October 1, 2016
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  • Looks great. I'm going to give it a try over the winter, but I'll use more affordable pine, and I'll need to cut it down to fit where I need it.
    By Ajhall5136, on December 20, 2017
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  • I made this, came out beautiful. Great instructions too, much thanks.
    By sean7012, on May 28, 2015

  • Great tutorial! Thanks!
    By remicorson, on November 3, 2017

  • The link to these plans is not working.
    By sthorne1221, on February 16, 2018
    • @sthorne1221 the link should be fixed now. Thank you for notifying us!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 16, 2018

  • Where is the tutorial for this item?
    By sthorne1221, on March 31, 2018
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