Make a Potting Bench with Concrete Countertop and Metal Roof

Secure the Metal Roofing Panels

I’ve been told that the screws should be added at the peak of the corrugations and not in the valleys. As the roof may eventually leak if and when the rubber washers corrode and fail. There seems to be some disagreement out there about this. I find it’s much easier to install the screws in the valleys so that’s what I did here.

Checking overhangs

Make a Potting Bench with a Cast Concrete Countertop and Galvanized Corrugated Metal Roof.
checking panel and eve spacing
Make a Potting Bench with a Cast Concrete Countertop and Galvanized Corrugated Metal Roof.
screwing corrugated panels in place

I’ve been told that the screws should be added at the peak of the corrugations and not in the valleys. As the roof may eventually leak if and when the rubber washers corrode and fail.

Temporary Clamps help the lone worker

Make a Potting Bench with a Cast Concrete Countertop and Galvanized Corrugated Metal Roof.
clamp panel in place

There seems to be some disagreement out there about this. I find it’s much easier to install the screws in the valleys so that’s what I did here.

Last Roofing Panel

Make a Potting Bench with a Cast Concrete Countertop and Galvanized Corrugated Metal Roof.
adding the roof panels

In the next episode coming right up, I’ll build the form, pour the concrete countertop, add the sink and shelves and finish the potting bench. I’m always interested in your thoughts, comments,  or questions so please post them below.

Make a Potting Bench with a Cast Concrete Countertop and Galvanized Corrugated Metal Roof.
Potting Bench made of western red cedar and douglas fir

Thanks for reading and watching. See Part 2.


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