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Upcycled Windows Into Small Greenhouse

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I've had these old cabinet windows and a few other old wood pain windows for quite a while that I found on the street. I had sold 10 or so not realizing I was going to have a garden soon…I'm glad I hung onto these.
Time: 5-6 Hours Cost: $5.00 Difficulty: Advanced
I took these for windows and a few others I had at home and I brought to our garden plot and decided to make a small, raised greenhouse. Please note everything is from recycled wood and or found on the street with the exception of screws in a few antique hinges I bought at yard sales.
I found the 4 x 4 front legs already assembled in the dumpster at the garden... All I did was attache some 2x4s then I attached it to my homemade pallet fence I built(pictures later).
I may added lower shelving unit to the bottom of the greenhouse.
I added a vertical sliding wood pane window with hinges for the top.
I added the prop stick with antique hinges as well.
Then I added a window sash slide lock to prevent the prop stick crushing new buds.
I then added an antique door knob with a rope attached to an overhead board to prevent the top from slamming in case someone forgets to I then added an antique door knob with a rope attached to an overhead board to prevent the top from slamming in case someone forgets to post the prop stick correctly .

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 17, 2015

    WOW so smart! I can't believe you could look at the sad lonely windows and visualize a greenhouse- now that's creativity!

  • Sue Linder-Smith
    Sue Linder-Smith Anderson, SC
    on Jun 17, 2015

    awesome. I have been wanting a small greenhouse to start seedlings. I think I will try this!! thanks for sharing

  • Suzan Croft
    Suzan Croft Canada
    on Jun 17, 2015

    Great idea....I have about 20+ old windows, since I just replaced them all....guess what I'm gonna try?? Haha...thanks!! :)

  • Janette Winebrenner
    Janette Winebrenner Bloomington, IN
    on Jun 17, 2015

    Very cool

  • Emerald966
    Emerald966 Montgomery, AL
    on Jun 18, 2015

    Very cool. Would have made a neat fireplace screen,also.

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