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Excellent job Gg.
Very professional. Just like a bought one.
Can i suggest you use some kind of swing latch and hook, rather than the blocks to hold it open. It would be a shame to smash the lid because of a little wind.
Been looking for something to keep it open but can't find what the brought ones have to buy
don't understand why the last picture is so big
Just something simple, like this.
I am impressed ... although why we're using pallets and breaking them up not buying the wood as packs of 4"x1" and pieces of 3"x2" I don't know.
Perspex doesn't smash all that easily, but it can happen. I was going to suggest a hinged leg at each front corner or the lid, which would be more stable than the loose blocks, with maybe a couple of little bolts to hold them folded for neatness, or maybe legs on the frame that would fold up (slightly past vertical and rest against the frame for stability) to support the lid if you wanted ventilation ...
... then I thought you might have only been venting it to let the paint fumes out, and might want to vent it much less in future, and started thinking about putting blocks along both sides of the frame and both sides of the lid so legs could be put between them at various places for various sizes of gap ...
... then I noticed that the lid isn't propped up at all when it's all the way open for you to work in there and I have no good ideas for that. Ummmm ...
You could have legs that hinge down from the lid at the sides, and two cups on the inside of each side wall so the legs can be put into them to hold the lid up, one cup each side high up and near the back to hold the lid fully open, and one low down and further forwards to hold it slightly open for ventilation. There's nothing stopping the wind opening the lid past vertical and then flapping it back down in that idea, though. Maybe only prop it up to 80 degrees, not vertical, so it'll only be an issue on particularly windy days.
Very impressive. Might make myself one of those, the old ones I have are a little sad looking at the mo. still they served me well for years.
Well Charlie November we like to recycle and it also saves us money on wood. dismantling pallets isn't that hard really.
Charlie thanks for the ideas - like No expert said we like to recycle and it is all about the challenge of trying to make a pallet into something completely different
In last pic coldframe lid is propped up under the peach tree branch just for temporary getting bits in then and taking photo - not normally going to do that, it was just in the right place
Will be venting it so not to get to hot in there (summertime) or condensation
Nice one Gg. The plants will love it
Well impressed Gg
Brilliant Gg, a coldframe is on my must do list.
I buy timber for some jobs, but I also have had a supply of pallets coming to the house, last year it was topsoil and clay for the pond we had delivered on pallets and next up is some paving. I would rather find a use for the pallets than throw them in a skip, they fill up an expensive skip all too easily. The last five I had were simple enough to use up, we needed a bug hotel. Next lot I'm inspired by your work to be a bit more creative with.
Gardengirl thank for site info , been having a look most impressed with your cold frame
Last time I took a pallet apart all it was good for was fire wood , probably a bit heavy handed , unless there is a Nack ?