This handy gardener's bench from the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine includes complete plans with a cutting list and can be built using basic carpentry tools. There are no complex joints to construct so no special woodworking skills are required. The soil container on this one is a simple plastic trash bin and the plans include a removable lid and sliding grate.
DYI tool to install faucet locking nuts. Cut an18" section of 1 1/4" PVC pipe. Then cut four 1/4" slots at one end 90 degrees apart. Hand tighten with ease. From: The Family Handyman magazine May 2013.