After a long battle with the flue in my house, I’m finally able to get back in the shop. I had a list all ready of the things that I wanted to build around the house, but of course that got scrapped by necessity. As soon as I know what it is that I am actually going to be working on list wise, I’ll make sure and post it.
This weekend, my wife, Jenny, wanted me to work on some garden stuff for her. She gets real excited about playing in dirt and some part of me just doesn’t want to discourage that. So, I spent Sunday afternoon during the NASCAR race building what she calls a cold box.
The basic design of a cold box is an old window framed by some 2×6s such that it rests at an acute angel to the ground where it can collect the most light. Underneath the window, Jenny (or any one else I guess) can start seedlings in cups, egg crates, boxes, or even in the natural soil. We found a 49” x 27” window at our local Habitat Restore shop and purchased some pine 2×6s at Home Depot. The box went together quickly and as soon as the weather dries up again, we are going to have it out on our sunny side getting those seeds started.
I’ll have some photos to post of it soon and be posting them on my projects page at Lumberjocks.com along with an actual break down of the costs and better instructions on building.
Next wood project I have (and I already have materials for) is a pantry shelf. That should get done fairly quickly as I have built one before and I’m not modifying the design too much from the original. Stay tuned for more on that.
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