Introduction

Cut List

PIECE (A) - (4) 1x4 cedar front and back rails - 4’ 5”

PIECE (B) - (3) 1x4 cedar cross rails for bottom frame - 1’ 3”

PIECE (C) - (3) 1x4 cedar cross rails for top frame - 1’ 9”

PIECE (D) - (4) 4x4 cedar posts - 35-1/4”

PIECE (E) - (4) 1x4 cedar support - 1’ 3/4” to short side of miters

PIECE (F) - (2) 1x4 cedar support - 11”

PIECE (G) - (5) 1x4 cedar bottom shelf slats - 5’

PIECE (H) - (5) 1x4 cedar counter slats - 5’ 2”
PIECE (I) - (1) 1x6 cedar counter slat (rear slat) - 5’ 2”
PIECE (J) - (2) 4x4 cedar post back supports with chamfer - 3’
PIECE (K) - (2) 4” x 2-1/4” x 3” cedar block spacer
PIECE (L) - (1) 4x4 cedar center shelf post - 18”
PIECE (M) - (2) 4x4 cedar back lower shelf support - 8-1/4”
PIECE (N) - (1) 1x6 cedar mid shelf - 5’ 2”
PIECE (O) - (3) 4x4 cedar corbel
PIECE (P) - (2) 1x4 cedar top shelf slats - 5’ 2”
PIECE (Q) - (4) 2x2 cedar diagonal decorative bars (cut from 4x4 scraps)
PIECE (R) - (2) angled boot and glove support made (cut from 4x4 scraps)
PIECE (S) - (4) 1” dowel - 15”
PIECE (T) - (4) 1” dowel - 6” (can cut at different lengths if desired)
PIECE (U) - (1) 1x4 side mount rail – 1’ 4-1/2” 

Step 1

Make Bottom Frame

Cut out Pieces A, B and C. Create the bottom frame with two Piece A’s, three Piece B’s.  Glue and nail together as shown.

Step 2

Build Top Frame

Create the top frame (countertop) with two Piece A’s and three Piece C’s. Glue and nail together as shown.

Step 3

Sink Supports

Add support structures for the sink with four Piece E’s and two Piece F’s. Glue and nail as shown. Ensure that the spacing between Piece F’s are greater than 15” apart for sink clearance.

Step 4

4x4 Support Legs

Cut four Piece D’s to make the support legs.

Step 5

Attach Bottom Frame to Legs

Attach the bottom frame assembly to the four legs with 4” of clearance from the floor. Ensure the legs protrude out wider than the frame 3/4” as shown.

Step 6

Attach Countertop to Legs

Attach the top frame assembly to the four legs. Make the assembly flush to the top of the legs. Ensure the legs protrude out wider than the frame 3/4” on one side. It should align with the bottom frame on the front side.

Step 7

Drill Pocket Holes

If you’re using a pocket-hole jig, drill pocket holes on rails in order to fasten the shelf boards. Counter bore the G and H Pieces. An optional way to fasten is with a nail gun from the top surface.

Step 8

Lay Slats on Bottom Frame

Attach five Piece G’s withpocket screws or nails, leave a 1/4" spacing in between each board. Cut the front and back slats to fit snuggly between corner posts.

Step 9

Check Sink Placement

Place galvanized tub sink in place for reference; place five Piece H’s and one Piece I over the top ensuring that the boards overlap the edge of the galvanized tub on all sides. Slats are shown split here to locate sink edges.

Step 10

Trace Sink

Pull the galvanized sink from underneath and place on top of boards. Center the sink between the cross braces below. Trace the sink onto the counte top boards.

Step 11

Cut Sink Hole

Use a jigsaw to cut a 1/4” inside the traced line of the sink. Cutting inside the circle will allow the rolled edge of the sink to be held up when it is dropped in the hole.

Step 12

Cut Shelf Posts

Cut the J and K Pieces. Glue and screw them together as shown. Counter-bore the screws so that they’ll be below the surface.

Step 13

Cut Notch in Table Top

Notch out back corners of 1x6 countertop boards to allow for clearance of the J and K assembly. Make sure they will sit flush on the upper frame and leg supports.

Step 14

Attach Shelf Posts

Counter-bore the back supports and attach them to the table assembly with glue and cabinet screws. The 4x4 posts should stick above countertop 18”.

Step 15

Cut Middle Shelf Posts

Cut the L and M Pieces.

Step 16

Channel for Plumbing

Notch out a center channel on one M Piece for water supply clearance.

Step 17

Attach Middle Posts

Glue and screw Piece L and both M Pieces equally spaced on the countertop in line with the outer posts.

Step 18

Cut Notch on Lower Shelf

Glue and cut pocket holes on Piece N to connect to vertical posts or optionally, use a nail gun to attach.

Step 19

Cut Corbels for Top Shelf

Cut three Piece O’s and attach to the top of posts with glue and nails. Use a band saw or a reciprocating saw to cut the profile.

Step 20

Attach Top Shelf Pieces

Cut two Piece P’s and glue and nail on top of rear shelf supports with a 1/4” gap in between each board.

Step 21

Add Decorative Supports

OPTIONAL:  Cut four Piece Q’s and nail into backsplash. Note: it is best to field measure, trace and cut these pieces from your build.

Step 22

Make Dowel Supports

Cut two Piece R’s from a 4x4. This is most easily done with a table saw.  Drill 1” diameter holes 1” deep as shown.

Step 23

Attach Dowels and Supports

Cut and glue Pieces S and T’s into Piece R’s and glue and screw on the right side of table at your desired heights.

Step 24

Attach Horizontal Side Piece

Cut, glue and screw Piece U on the opposite side of the dowels at your desired height. We added an upcycled metal rake to ours to use as a place to hang hand tools.  

Step 25

Add a Faucet

If desired, mount a faucet on a hollowed riser support or directly on the countertop. Ideally, you may want to add an adapter so you can screw in a garden hose.

Step 26

Install Drainage in Sink

Mark drain holes in the bottom of galvanized tub at a smaller diameter than your funnel. Drill holes with a 1/4” drill bit. Use silicon to adhere the funnel to the bottom of the tub, covering the drain holes.

Step 27

Add Tool Storage

Use a forstner bit or hole saw bit to drill concentric holes on the countertop and bottom shelf 1-1/2” in diameter. Ensure you have clearance from the edge of your frame supports. These holes will be used for garden tools like rakes and shovels.

Step 28

Paint or Finish

Sand the unit smooth and finish as desired. This potting can also be used for your next outdoor party. Fill the sink with ice and bottles and cans and lay down some tablecloths to place barware or snacks.