|Project by daltxguy||posted 02-04-2011 03:16 PM||2694 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
These are nice little boxes to start your seedlings in, or to hold containers to start your seedlings in or to hold your loose potted plants so they are easy to move around.
This is not my idea ( who can lay claim to the design of a box?) but the size and shape came from a box which some flower seedlings came in from a local gardening centre. A $2 deposit got it home only I never returned it and used it as a model for 10 other ones I built out of scrap wood.
I’ve shown several pictures on how it is constructed. It’s simply nailed together with galvanised nails. The wood I used is treated timber, so I wouldn’t recommend starting vegetable seedlings in it directly. I use it to hold sets of those plastic 6 pack seedling trays, making it easy to move them around to wherever they need to be.
The dimensions are shown in the sketchup diagram and the cutlist is provided. It’s in metric but basically this box is 7 inches wide and 20 inches long, 3 inches high. If you use 1/2” ply for the bottom and sides, the inside will be 2.5” deep and 6” wide.
They are pretty easy to knock together. I suggest you build a bunch all at once if you do. It’s the same amount of work almost to build 1 as it is to build half-dozen. You’ll find a lot of uses for them.
sketchup file available on request.
cutlist – use whatever wood you want but if it is going to be outside in the rain, use something reasonably durable. Keep it natural if you are going to start food plants in them.
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