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Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2014
2:25 PM

Post #9838815

My DH wanted to reclaim his barbeque I was using for a nice three tiered shelf to harden off seedlings. I gave it back to him and built myself a four shelf system to harden off and hold seeds before planting. It was worth the effort...looks good and functional. I hope you like it!

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PAgirl60
Tobyhanna, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2014
2:42 PM

Post #9838827


You did a fabulous job! Two thumbs up! :-))

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2014
3:52 PM

Post #9838878

Awesome rack!

I love the way it slopes back so the front row can be tall and get full sun, but there are partially shaded areas for smaller seedlings. Great design!

Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2014
4:50 PM

Post #9838913

Thanks PAgirl and Rick! I stole inspiration but the design is indeed mine. I thought I'd have to build two, one for shade and one for sun...turned out the design accommodated both.

Lol, "awesome rack"...(enough said).

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2014
5:02 PM

Post #9838926

:-)

13Turtles

13Turtles
Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2014
5:13 PM

Post #9838937

Robin, that's beautiful! My turn to be inspired by you. :~) I have a minuscule back "porch;" going vertical would surely help. Thanks for sharing it!
Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2014
5:32 PM

Post #9838957

Thanks Turtles, one good turn deserves another. It has a smaller footprint than a barbeque. I'm building a shelving system for grow lights right now...hoping to play with the big boys soon!

13Turtles

13Turtles
Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2014
5:58 PM

Post #9838988

You go; show those boys how it's done!
Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2014
7:14 PM

Post #9839049

Yeah...with a little help from my friends, DG has been such an inspiration! I have every intention of becoming a gardener...I'll let you know when I think I've made it. Next is a cold frame, with or without shower doors, I should really use some replaced windows I have already...but those shower doors keep calling me.
Shorty_CA
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 14, 2014
7:25 PM

Post #9839053

Mipii, I'll take two of those. Awesome. I wish I had the skills for DIY projects like this.
Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2014
8:13 PM

Post #9839090

Shorty, if I can do it...you can too. It just takes some planning and a good helping of focus. I can help guide, if you'd like to try.

13Turtles

13Turtles
Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2014
8:37 PM

Post #9839105

Yeah, me too. Skills we have are just skills we didn't used to have. And skills we don't have are just things still out there to learn.

I don't think we've evolved to the point where there's an instinct for using a hole saw!
Shorty_CA
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 14, 2014
9:43 PM

Post #9839136

13Turtles you're right it's a learning process. I build computers and have rebuilt the engine to an old VW. I just haven't learned the wood thing yet. lol

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2014
12:18 AM

Post #9839160

All in how to relax while feeling comfortable doing concentration construction ,
Mipii )Robin is now doing the "lots of good ideas to share thing"
I like it , wish I had a place to set a few .
When I first saw it , I thought ,, "Hey! A Fancy Cucumber Ladder "

Thanks for sharing Robin ,, that's a fun useful idea !^_^
Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2014
8:04 AM

Post #9839398

I made it out of cedar to weather better Ju, It can also fold for storage. I could have easily made a cuke ladder if I eliminated the shelves and put rungs instead...and used 1X2's for the side rails.

13Turtles

13Turtles
Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2014
9:18 PM

Post #9839954

Hey robin, did you design it yourself? I'm impressed with the folding up, well, really the whole thing. :~)
Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2014
10:40 PM

Post #9839987

Thanks so much for all the kind words.

There was a growing trug (ladder style) on Gardeners Supply I got inspiration from and changed it to accommodate my specific needs. Instead of fabric flower boxes, I made shelves to house 1020 trays and changed a couple other things. I'd have to take out a few bolts but it can store somewhat flatter.

13Turtles

13Turtles
Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2014
11:26 PM

Post #9839994

Ahh, bolts. Lovely things aren't they. Kudos to you Robin!

We built a double wide light yesterday. I call it the airplane hangar.
Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2014
9:11 AM

Post #9840321

Good for you Turtles...aptly named too, lol! Yes bolts with nuts and washers, great for semi permanent applications.
martyR
Munster, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2014
10:26 AM

Post #9846098

I love it. It's so much fun to make stuff.
Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2014
1:47 PM

Post #9846249

Yeah Marty, almost as much fun as using power tools..roh, roh, rohr!

13Turtles

13Turtles
Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2014
6:27 PM

Post #9846449

LOL, you betcha! So satisfying.

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