Time for a trip to your public library, or a google search. Books have
already been written. No need for anyone here to write another one.
If you a find a design that involves glass, or using old windows, ***AND***
you have baseball-playing kids on the property, think "plexiglass" or
One that served me well for many years had 2x2 corner posts, scavenged
plywood sides, and a 1x1 framed lid fitted with double poly. Painted the
outside black and the inside white. Add an automatic vent closer for the
On Sep 10, 12:25 pm, John Mulligan <John.Mulligan.
Plastic glazing is more likely to stay in one piece than glass.
Recycled materials work as well as new. Protect from freezing
overnight. Locating the frame on a southerly side of your house
helps. Keep a blanket handy to throw over the sash during
overnight cold snaps.
Hay bales are excellent insulation and can be stacked
around the cold frame. You can in fact build a cold
frame by arranging bales in an open square and laying
an old window sash over top.
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