Your Aluminium, Brass, Plastic & Stainless Steal Projects

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Project Name:       Aluminium Potting Bench

Creator:                 S. Gurney

Location:              Northamptonshire

Here are some photos of the potting bench that I made from the aluminium I bought from your website.

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I couldn’t find the right sized potting bench anywhere in the shops or online, so I decided to make my own.

It is 600mm wide x 530mm deep, 760mm high at the front and 1000mm at the back.

It is constructed from 1.5mm Aluminium Sheet, 3/4″ x 3/4″ Aluminium Angle and 1″ x 1″ x 16swg Aluminium Box Section, all of which 1st Choice Metals cut down to size for me with good accuracy.

I then finished the legs off with a couple of plastic end caps.

I am by no means an engineer but managed to put this together quickly and easily from the items ordered from 1st Choice Metals, and have ended up with a made to measure potting bench that has probably actualy cost me less than if I had found one in a shop or garden centre!