Basic Grow Table

This is an adaptation of an old grow table I had.  It’s not hydroponics or anything and just basically has a grow light.  But it was effective.  I altered it and put it back together so I can start my garden indoors soon.  I apologize I used my phone camera instead of my camera camera.  Turns out it’s slightly fuzzy:(  I have learned a lesson!

 

After I chopped the legs off. The plan was to add another shelf as well.

After I chopped the legs off. The plan was to add another shelf as well.

These are the main supports I started with from my old grow table. I needed to put it in a space about a foot shorter so I had to cut off the legs.

These are the main supports I started with from my old grow table. I needed to put it in a space about a foot shorter so I had to cut off the legs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was the old top. I kept it the same. Cut a hole for the light in the middle. Two two by fours frame the top.

This was the old top. I kept it the same. Cut a hole for the light in the middle. Two two by fours frame the top.

I started with the bottom frame. This was kind of hard to do by myself. However I was successful! Cause I am amazing.

I started with the bottom frame. This was kind of hard to do by myself. However I was successful! Cause I am amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottom two boards attached to the sides. This was by far the hardest part of the whole endeavor

Bottom two boards attached to the sides. This was by far the hardest part of the whole endeavor

Complete bottom frame. I win!

Complete bottom frame. I win!

Top added. It fit on perfectly.

Top added. It fit on perfectly.

 

Total structural frame

Total structural frame together.

Sorry for the blurry flurry. Shaky hand sometimes. Notice I used pallet wood for some of it? It's free and easy to acquire. I use it regularly for a lot of projects.

Sorry for the blurry flurry. Shaky hand sometimes. Notice I used pallet wood for some of it? It’s free and easy to acquire. I use it regularly for a lot of projects. This is where I’m adding the shelf.

 

Complete shelf support.

Complete shelf support.

 

I opted to stretch mesh over for the shelf. I hope that it will let light through to the bottom shelf. It seems pretty stable. We shall see how it works when I get plants ready. The larger ones will probably be on the bottom stable shelf but the top will be good for the starters.

I opted to stretch mesh over for the shelf. I hope that it will let light through to the bottom shelf. It seems pretty stable. We shall see how it works when I get plants ready. The larger ones will probably be on the bottom stable shelf but the top will be good for the starters.

After I stretched the screen and stapled it I used wood glue to further strengthen it. I ran a bead down the sides and smoothed it with a Popsicle stick. Arts and craft time at its best.

After I stretched the screen and stapled it I used wood glue to further strengthen it. I ran a bead down the sides and smoothed it with a Popsicle stick. Arts and craft time at its best.

Finished with the glue. Added the bottom shelf in as well.

Finished with the glue. Added the bottom shelf in as well.

 

 

 

These are the specs off the light I use for my plants.

These are the specs off the light I use for my plants.  I’ll add a better picture in a bit.

Completed with light on top. It is sort of under the stairs to my basement. Hence why I needed to knock it down some. Now I just need to figure out what I want to plant in my garden this year!

Completed with light on top. It is sort of under the stairs to my basement. Hence why I needed to knock it down some. Now I just need to figure out what I want to plant in my garden this year!

 

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