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How to Build a Cold Frame (page 1 of 2)

A cold frame is a structure that traps heat from the sun in order to grow warm-weather crops, even in cold temperatures. Get a jumpstart on spring seedlings by building your own.

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Materials

  • 2x12 boards
  • 2x8 boards
  • 2x4 boards
  • 3" galvanized screws
  • 1-1/2" galvanized screws
  • L brackets
  • foam insulation board
  • plexiglass
  • construction adhesive
  • hinges
  • speed square

Tools

  • circular saw
  • drill
  • level
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • box cutter

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