Make a space-efficient winter garden essential from a reclaimed window and fence palings
You will need: Old wooden window (ours measured approx 50cm x 120cm), 2 x 1.2m fence palings, 2 x 1.8m fence palings, 60mm galvanised flat head nails, bucket, clean cloth, clean running water, Hammer, 2 x exterior hinges with appropriate screws, window stay with appropriate screws, pencil, screwdriver, sandpaper, saw, set square, stiff-bristled brush, tape measure, paintbrush, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Quarter Moonbeam, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, Resene Quick Dry.
Top tip: For safety’s sake and to avoid potential damage to plants, ensure the window opens away from the prevailing wind.
Handy hint: Use galvanised or stainless steel hinges and exterior timber screws to avoid rusting.
To finish off: Attach the cold frame to a wooden shed wall or fence using 60mm timber screws or nails.
Here’s another idea: This cold frame could also be used horizontally on the ground – instead of using a window stay simply attach a small hinged piece of wood to keep the window open when needed.
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