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The poor mans coldframe.


 
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Foxylock
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: The poor mans coldframe. Reply with quote

I took a notion this evening and decided to have a crack off of making a coldframe, it's something i've always wanted but alas there is always a more pressing outlet for my money. I rounded up some leftover timber and bought some more to add to it, I used plastic as a cover because glass or perspex would blow the meagre budget into smithereens Laughing

It's a sort of coldframe on a coldframe !
It needs doors, etc so will post more pics when finished.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done foxylock
looks great and you have just inspired me to do similar thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good jobe,much better like from shop:)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliments guys Embarassed
Anyway I couldn't put up the pic of finished product because the local genius went hedge cutting and managed to take out an eircom pole !! so no internet, phone or alarm for the last few days Evil or Very Mad

Here it is ready for action final cost works out at about 100 quid give or take and maybe 4 hours labour. It aint the prettiest thing in the yard but hopefully it will serve a purpose.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very handy Foxylock. Wink
Where did you get the plastic, what type?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi James.

I got the plastic in 4Home, it's just ordinary run of the mill 500 gauge plastic a bit light so I doubled it up for extra strength. The roll cost 15 Euro and the timber is mainly 3x2 pao at 5.10 per 12 foot length.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to make the plastic last longer you could buy UVI plastic available in short lengths and should last 4-5 years. Your double layer will not admit as much light and will become green in between the sheets the structure looks superb and I hope it produces lots of crops for you.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hoping to upgrade to perspex next year. Will see how this works out anyhow Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Foxylock that's some quality wood work skills you are exhibiting.

You see all those hours in wood work class actually do come in handy........ eventually !
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