Step 4: Cut a Hole for the Basin

Slice Along The Lines
Photo: Kenneth Chen
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Slice along the lines with a jigsaw. To reinforce the sides of the opening, use 1-inch screws to secure two of the cut wood slats beneath the bench top, one perpendicular to its boards on the right and one on the left.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/Driver
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape Measure
    • framing square
      Framing Square
    • carpenter's pencil
      Carpenter's Pencil
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw

    Shopping List

    1. Salvaged cast-iron sink

    2. Potting bench kit

    3. Sunbrella fabric

    4. Stainless steel screws

    5. Silicone caulk

    6. Dowels

    7. Painter's Tape