In this post, I’ll explain how you can build a potter barn to help you save money and save the environment.
Choose the right materials and equipment To get started, it’s helpful to understand what the various components you’ll need.
The basic kit includes everything you need to start building your own pottery.
In this example, I’ve chosen a wood-burning stove to heat my pottery, a stainless steel kettle to keep the water hot, and a metal bowl and lid for storage.
Make sure you have a place to store your pots Before you start, you’ll want to choose a location where you can store your pottery for the first time.
You’ll want a spot that won’t flood your kitchen and bathroom, but that will also be safe for your potter to rest and use during the winter months.
The location of the potter’s workshop is an important factor in deciding which potter shed you want to build.
Select the right kind of potter bed When choosing your pots, you need a potting surface that will hold the potting material well.
The easiest way to find this type of pot is to look for one that’s flat and smooth.
If you have to buy a different kind of surface, you can buy one from a hardware store or an online shop.
A sturdy wood floor, a thick metal roof, or a hardwood floor are all other good choices.
If the material is hard, like concrete or a slate, you may want to purchase an extra floor for added protection.
If your material is softer like brick or stone, you might also want to consider using a thicker potting board to create a “soft floor” for your wood.
You might also consider using the same type of board to make a smaller potting floor.
Choose a pot for your workshop If you want a large pot, you should consider using it for a large, more-expensive pot.
You can do this by selecting a pot that’s tall enough to reach over the kitchen sink, but thin enough to be easily lifted up from the floor.
The smaller the pot, the more space you’ll have for storage, and the less you’ll lose by using a larger pot.
The bigger the pot you select, the bigger the space you will have for the pot itself.
A medium-sized pot is a good choice for a small-sized workshop, but it may be more suitable for a larger one.
The same goes for a tall pot, which will be too big for a very small space.
When choosing a pot, make sure it’s large enough to hold your pots and the utensils you need.
It’s best to get a pot with a height of at least eight inches.
Choose which size pot you want The pot you choose will determine the size of the pots you’ll build.
The larger the pot size, the less space you can add for storage and the more you’ll pay for the materials you’ll use.
The taller the pot is, the longer you need for storage for the pots.
The pot with the largest pot will also need the most storage space.
Choose your materials and tools Before you get started building, it may help to look at which materials you need and what they’ll cost you.
I like to look up the costs of each material I’ll need in order to make sure I’m making the right decision.
You should also pay attention to the type of equipment you’ll be using.
The heavier materials will need to be replaced frequently, while the lighter ones will need frequent replacement.
I’m going to use an example for the two materials I’ll be making use of for this article: a stainless-steel kettle.
You need a stove that will heat the water to boil it.
I want to heat the kettle from the inside out, so I’ll buy an automatic stove.
I’ll also be using a metal-to-glass kettle.
The pots are the biggest expense, but the metal pot will last longer.
The stainless-coated pot is the least expensive, but I’ll only use it for small pots.
Select your tools Before I start, I need to make some decisions about the tools I’ll use in the workshop.
I won’t be using the heavy-duty shovel I bought last week.
Instead, I’m choosing a more portable model that will be used to dig trenches or to build a shed.
This model also has a built-in storage area for the wood, which is good for when you need more space to store the pot.
I also want a portable model for storage that won’s less expensive than a stove, but still a good investment for a hobbyist.
I don’t have a tool box for this model, so it won’t hold all of my tools.
Instead of a tool, I also plan to buy two types of drill bits for the tools.
These drill bits will be able