Originally Posted by mikey
Martha, that sounds like a good rig. Could you describe it in more detail? What size pipe? What kind and size of wire? Did you drill holes in the pipe to receive the wire? How wide did you make it?
Thanks for any info.
Mikey, it is far from artfull and was made as a result of wanting a cold frame of sorts and going into the garage to see what I could use to make one. My DH has LOTS of plumbing supplies from apartment remodels. The pvc I used was the size used for sink drains. The dimensions were roughly 30 inches by 72 inches. The wire was aluminum from an old tv antenae so it was pretty thick. I drilled holes into the pvc and stuck the wire hoops in the holes. I covered the whole thing with plastic. The part of the design which is far from elegant was that I attached the plastic to the pvc with duct tape. But it doesn't show because I attached it on the interior side. The ends I left loose so I could vent it.
Here is one made entirely of pvc: http://www.pvcplans.com/coldframe.htm
Given the price of the overstock coldframe/minigreenhouse, it probably makes more sense to buy that one unless you have all the parts available.