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See it here!

It is not done yet, we still need to put hinges on and some counterweights b/c the door is H-E-A-V-Y. We managed to make it from all reused materials except for the plywood.

We are also looking into a gigavent or similar product to regulate the temp inside since we are away from the house alot. If you have used a product like this, let me know how it's working out for you.
 

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Wow! It looks awesome. I wish I had one...I rushed into planting my tomato seedlings but this week we're having a cold front and they are not doing well at all
 

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Awesome! It looks so pretty, too! Totally keep us updated (with photos!), please. Unless you're headed up my way for Ironman or something and want to create up here...
 

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Holy mackerel, that is one serious coldframe! Awesome!
 

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That's very cool!

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Originally Posted by bstandlee View Post
Wow! It looks awesome. I wish I had one...I rushed into planting my tomato seedlings but this week we're having a cold front and they are not doing well at all

I know it's hard to wait even in our area. The soil doesn't start heating up enough until between April 15 and May 1st.
 

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I just came across this in new posts.
What a gorgeous cold frame! I'm totally impressed.
One thing I haven't been able to figure out in my brain is how I would keep my kids from sitting on, kicking in, and/or throwing things at, any cold frame I build. I haven't seriously thought of building one yet because I just picture my toddler falling on it or something. How do you guys keep those things from happening? Are your cold frames just away from where your kids play? Or are your kids all older? Or is the glass way more heavy duty than I am imagining?
 

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I just came across this in new posts.
What a gorgeous cold frame! I'm totally impressed.
One thing I haven't been able to figure out in my brain is how I would keep my kids from sitting on, kicking in, and/or throwing things at, any cold frame I build. I haven't seriously thought of building one yet because I just picture my toddler falling on it or something. How do you guys keep those things from happening? Are your cold frames just away from where your kids play? Or are your kids all older? Or is the glass way more heavy duty than I am imagining?

I'm not worried about DD playing on it (she's 2.5) because she's shown no interest in it and if she did climb on it I highly highly doubt the glass would break. It's made out of a sliding glass door so it's pretty thick and double-paned.

ETA: We are planning to turn it into a solar oven in mid-summer when it's too hot for plants inside. YAY!!!! It's nice having a partner who is obsessed with the sun (he does solar for a living)
 
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