Then he added a tabletop to serve as a work surface. And, I love that the bottom shelf has slats for drainage. I purchased a different potting bench from this old order mennonite craftsman a few years ago, but when I saw this new potting bench, the colors just screamed – “bring me home”! Speaking of the colors – can you believe that the maker’s wife actually mixes up her own, real milk paint – not the kind you can buy now! She has an amazing eye for color! I admire this couple so very much – they are in their mid 80’s and have over 100 (yes, 100) grandchildren!