This allowed three different height settings for the light. The unused two positions are capped off. Take a look…
I installed a sealed fan room to house the 6″ inline fan mentioned above. This sat in the top inside of the cabinet, pictured below.
Then reality set in: I have a small space, in a small house, in a crowded neighborhood.
A fan speed controller and light timer are mounted on the outside of the fan room.
After months pouring over cannabis related text and furrowing my brow at various nooks throughout my home, I saw through the problem. I would build a stealthy grow cabinet!
Keeping a door open is not a viable option for the stealthy gardener like me! I decided to use some creativity.
Final Harvest Weight: 264 grams (9.3 Ounces)
The solution I came up with was to place the duct work outside of the cabinet.
My sights set, I loaded Google’s 3D rendering freeware, Google SketchUp, and got to work.
See how one grower built his own stealthy grow cabinet (in pictures), then learn how to build your own!
A marijuana grow box or grow cabinet is a self-contained growing space, usually light and odor proof, fitted with everything you need to grow your plants—grow lights, ventilation, hydroponics system, reflective lining, temperature and humidity monitoring, etc. It’s generally intended for the home grower. However, unlike a grow tent, it is more of a permanent structure.
The grow boxes we reviewed are great for small grows and beginners and if you’re thinking bigger check out our round up of the best stealth grow boxes and cabinets.
Often, it will look entirely innocuous from the outside, perhaps even being designed to look like, for example, a filing cabinet or mini-fridge. These stealth grow boxes are great options if you need to hide your growing for any reason. (We’ve covered stealth grow boxes and stealth growing in another article.)
The key features to look out for when buying a marijuana grow box are:
Before we start, here is our article reviewing grow boxes, so if you are the cut to the chase person, check it out now.
A marijuana grow box is probably the easiest way to get started growing your own cannabis. It can also be the easiest, lowest-maintenance way period, if you go for one of the automated options.
Read on for some more reasons you might prefer to build your own marijuana grow box. Or buy one instead.
But you can also buy a ready-made marijuana grow box very easily. Many of these will contain a hydroponics system (although some also allow growing in soil). They come in all different sizes, for all different budgets and incorporate various different levels of automation and technology.
If you Google “build your own grow cabinet” or something similar, you’ll soon find instructions for making your own. YouTube has some great videos of ingenious marijuana grow box creations, too.
A marijuana grow box is a brilliant DIY way to grow in a small space. But should you buy or build your own? Easy to build? Maybe.