If you want to grow your own vegetable and supply your family with fresh vegetables, you should follow this articles and the underlying instruction. Work with attention and plan everything to the littlest detail, if you want to get a professional result. From our experience, any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done, if the planning is proper.
Installing the top of the cold frame is not difficult, as all you need to do is to re-use an old window. Check if the window fits on top of the frame and secure it into place with metal hinges. Alternatively you could get the job done, by using 2×2 components and poly-cabonate sheets. If there are gaps between the lid and the cold frame, you should adjust this aspect, otherwise the plants won’t have the right temperature to develop.
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As you can see in the image, you need to start the project by building a simple cold frame. In order to get the job done, we strongly recommend you to use weather-resistant lumber, such as pine, cedar or redwood. As you can easily notice in the plans, you should cut the both sides of the cold frame at about 30 degrees.
Attach the tongue and groove slats to corner legs. Work with attention and with great care, if you want to get the job done as a professional. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the corner posts with 1 1/4″ screws. Building a cold frame is really easy, if the right plans and quality materials are used.
Moreover, you should reinforce the garden cold frame plans, if you choose to build a large structure. Use a good circular saw to get the job done and to make the angle cuts. Apply several coats of exterior paint to the cold frame, in order to protect them from decay and rot. In addition, install a vent opener, if you want to automate the ventilation process.