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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: Challenging
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
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.
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
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).
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
I may added lower shelving unit to the bottom of the greenhouse.
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
I added a vertical sliding wood pane window with hinges for the top.
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
I added the prop stick with antique hinges as well.
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
Then I added a window sash slide lock to prevent the prop stick crushing new buds.
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
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 .
  • up cycled windows into small greenhouse, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows

Got a question about this project?

  • Wendy Tellson Armistead

    What a great and charming idea..especially with the panes..very nice...like some of the old Victorian cold frames you see in stately homes' gardens! W

  • Growincarla
    Growincarla Norman Park, GA

    I love the antique hardware!

  • Eapatton1953

    I love this idea..

  • Gwen
    Gwen Spokane, WA

    Ingenious and earth friendly too! Nice job!

  • Mykairostime

    Man you are creative.I love your tabletop greenhouse.

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