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Cold Frame Plans – Step-By-Step How To Plans

Cold frame plans, plans include a free PDF download, step-by-step illustrated instructions, cutting list, and shopping list.

Cold Frame Plans – Overview

Cold Frame Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

6 – 2×6 – 8′

3 – 2×4 8′

11 – 2×2 – 8′

13 – 1×2 – 8′

Hardware

2 1/2″ deck screws

1 1/2″ deck screws

1 1/4″ deck screws

greenhouse plastic

staples

hinges

door handles

Cutting List

Cutting List

4 – 2×6 – 3′ 9″

2 – 2×4 – 3′ 9″

2 – 2×2 – 1′ 11 1/2″ (10 degrees angle cut on one end)

2 – 2×2 – 2′ 7 1/8″ (10 degrees angle cut on one end)

4 – 2×6 – 6′

2 – 2×4 – 6′

4 – 2×2 – 1′

2 – 2×2 – 1′ 3 1/8″ (10 degrees angle cut on one end)

2 – 2×2 – 7 7/16″ (10 degrees angle cut on one end)

2 – 2×2 – 3′ 10″ (10 degrees angle cut on both ends, same direction)

2 – 2×2 – 7 3/16″

1 – 2×2 – 6′ (10 degrees bevel cut on edge)

2 – 2×2 – 1′ 4 15/16″ (10 degrees angle cut on one end)

1 – 2×2 – 6′

6 – 2×2 – 4′

6 – 2×2 – 2′

13 – 1×2 – 8′ (cut to size)

Cold frame plans, sides, step 1.

Cut four 2×6’s 3′ 9″ long and two 2×4’s to 3′ 9″ long.

 

Cold frame plans, side supports, step 2.

Cut two 2×2’s to 1′ 11 1/2″ long, the top end will have 10 degrees’ angle cut. Cut two 2×2’s to 2′ 7 1/8″ long, the top end will have 10 degrees’ angle cut.

Drill pilot holes and screw 2 1/2″ deck screws through the 2×2’s and into the 2×6’s and 2×4’s.

 

Cold frame plans, front and back, step 3.

Cut four 2×6’s to 6′ long and two 2×4’s to 6′ long. Cut four 2×2’s to 1′ long and install as shown on illustration above.

Drill pilot holes and screw 2 1/2″ deck screws through the 2×2’s and into the 2×6’s and 2×4’s.

 

Cold frame plans, front, back, sides, step 4.

Attach the front and back to the sides as shown on illustration above using 2 1/2″ deck screws.

 

Cold frame plans, side frame, step 5.

Cut the side top frame for the sides as shown on illustration above.

Cut two 2×2’s to 1′ 3 1/8″ long, the top end will have 10 degrees’ angle cut. Cut two 2×2’s to 7 7/16″ long, the top end will have 10 degrees’ angle cut. Cut two 2×2’s to 3′ 10 long, cut 10 degrees’ angle cuts on both ends.

Drill pilot holes and assemble with 2 1/2″ deck screws.

 

Cold frame plans, front frame, step 6.

Cut the front top frame as shown on illustration above.

Cut two 2×2’s to 7 3/16″ long. Cut one 2×2 to 6′ long, the edge will have 10 degrees’ bevel cut.

Drill pilot holes and assemble with 2 1/2″ deck screws.

 

Cold frame plans, back frame, step 7.

Cut the back-top frame as shown on illustration above.

Cut two 2×2’s to 1′ 4 15/16″ long, the top end will have 10 degrees’ angle cut. Cut one 2×2 to 6′ long.

Drill pilot holes and assemble with 2 1/2″ deck screws.

 

Cold frame plans, plastic, step 8.

Cut plastic to size and attach as shown on illustration above using staples.

 

Cold frame plans, 1x2 trim, step 9.

Cut 1×2’s to size and install over plastic. Drill pilot holes and use 1 1/2″ deck screws to secure the 1×2 trim.

Cut 1×2’s to size for the corners, drill pilot holes and screw 1 1/2″ deck screws through the 1×2’s and into the front, back, and side boards.

 

Cold frame plans, doors, step 10.

Cut the following material to size to build three doors.

Cut six 2×2’s to 4′ long, and six 2×2’s to 2′ long. Notch all the ends on the 2×2’s as shown on illustration above. Drill pilot holes and assemble the door frames using 1 1/4″ deck screws.

Cut plastic to size and staple to the door frames.

Cut 1×2’s to size and attach over plastic, drill pilot holes and use 1 1/2″ deck screws to secure the 1×2 trim in place.

Attach the hinges and handles.

 

Cold frame plans, free step-by-step plans.

Attach the doors to the cold frame.

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