How to Build an Outdoor Potting Counter with Concrete

This outdoor potting counter features an industrial, concrete-based design.

An outdoor potting counter extends your home’s living space beyond four walls and enhances your lifestyle.

There are lots of options available, but here’s an industrial, concrete-based design.

This potting counter starts with a melamine-based mold before adding concrete layers, hardware and wooden shelves.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Quikrete Countertop Mix
  • Quikrete Quikwall
  • Quikrete Construction Adhesive
  • Quikrete Waterproofing Sealer 2x4s
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Stainless Steel Screws
  • Melamine Dry Erase Board
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wire Mesh
  • Rigid Foam Insulation
  • Sink Pipes and Fittings
  • Glue
  • Trowel
  • Caulk Gun
  • Watering Can
  • Pipe Splitter
  • Drill
  • Orbital Sander
  • Safety Glasses
  • Nitrile Gloves

If this is a project you’d like to tackle, read on…


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    August 24th, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Hi, Rachel,

    Glad you enjoyed this project. If you make your own potting counter, feel free to share photos and the step-by-step process with us on Facebook (at Today’s Homeowner Media). We’d love to share your take on it!



  • Rachel Lewter Says:
    August 22nd, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Another wonderful project to drool over. This would be absolutely perfect for my backyard.
    Watching every episode and learning so much from you.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


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How to Build an Outdoor Potting Counter with Concrete