Greenhouse Bench:

A Greenhouse Bench can be made from many different materials. However, due to the environment in a greenhouse it is important that the material used does not easily rust.

There are a lot of benches on the market, and just like the greenhouse itself, there are many ways to go about putting it together.

Here are some of the different materials that I have seen used to make a Greenhouse Bench:

  • Wood (Cedar)
  • Shipping Pallets on concrete cinder blocks
  • Galvanized Steel Wiremesh (Commercial)
  • Aluminum Mesh
  • Plastic

Any of these materials are good if they get the job done. However, if you are using pallets, or any other type of wood it is important to know if they have been chemically treated or not.

If any of the materials that you use to make it have been treated with chemicals, and you are using your greenhouse to grow vegetables, these chemicals can easily leach into the plants and therefore your food.

If you are using your greenhouse as a Backyard Nursery to grow ornamental plants, or anything else that you don’t plan on eating, than this does not have to be too much of a concern.

Height:

A greenhouse table should be constructed to a height that is comfortable to you. Using a bench and keeping the plants up and of the ground make it easy on the back.

There are many materials that can be used for the base:

  • Wood
  • Concrete Cinder Blocks – long lasting, no rot.
  • Galvanized Fence Tubing

Drainage:

Drainage is another concern to keep in mind when choosing a working top for your greenhouse.

If there are not drainage holes in place than water can pool up with no place to go. This can cause damage in so many different ways:

  • Root Rot – to the plants
  • Pre-mature rot to the table tops – depending on the material used.
  • Breeding ground for insects….
  • Mold
  • An overall unhealthy environment for your plants

A greenhouse bench, will need to support a lot of weight. Pots, soil, plants etc…. every little bit ads up quickly. So support, and a strong structure is important. Maintenance and upkeep play a big part in making sure that rot doesn’t sneak up on you and cause for a dangerous unexpected collapse.

This, we could all agree, would just be counterproductive to the growth of your plants.

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