Just like the first guide, you’ll also only need a stainless steel adjustable rack for this. It means that you don’t need to use heavy tools for this.
This is another DIY grow tent project that makes use of a reflective sheet. For this, a window shield was used to reflect the lights back to the plant. It kind of has the same idea of how the $2 DIY grow tent was assembled.
You can create a grow tent based on the available space you have wherever it is in your house or even the basement or garage.
Of course, you can always pick the size of the tent that you’ll need, but a great tent will maximize the available space that it can give you.
Some commercial grow tents have compartments or pockets where you can store your tools.
I find this guide very creative. All the materials you need are listed, and you’ll only need a few tools. Your budget for this setup will be less than $100.
You can customize the size of the wood that you’ll use, but what’s indicated on this guide is that you can use at least one sheet of common plywood.
It basically looks like a mobile that you can hang wherever you choose. Surprisingly, this can actually improve your lighting system.
This dilemma, you don’t have to face when you build your own grow tent. You basically can incorporate whatever feature you like that could work well with your crops or plants.
Lindsey Hyland grew up in Arizona where she attended University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture. She supplemented her education by working on various organic farms in both rural and urban settings. She started Urban Organic Yield to discuss gardening tips and tactics. Growing and raising just about anything gets her very excited. She is especially passionate about sustainable ways to better run small-scale farms, homesteads, urban farming and indoor gardening.
The first thing to deal with was the Intake and exhaust – a clean environment and fresh air for my plants.
I chose a High Pressure Sodium bulb. Since these produce more light from the side(the long side as opposed to the plug and tip of the bulb), light coverage could be maximized by positioning them front to back. Some creativity was required to install the Cool Tube to keep my HPS bulb from becoming too hot.
Now that my fan room was set up, I allowed the exhaust to escape upward into a carbon filter. I mounted the filter inside a Rubbermaid tote to make the whole setup more discrete.
A rule with any grow space is to have the intake’s opening twice the open area of the exhaust’s.
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!
A fan speed controller and light timer are mounted on the outside of the fan room.
I vented this area with a 4″ opening that opened into the fan room.
When all was said and done I harvested 264 grams (9.3 ounces).
These pictures were sent in by one of our readers who has taken a far more simple/easy approach to making a grow cabinet than G.D. Bud. Here’s what he had to say about it:
See how one grower built his own stealthy grow cabinet (in pictures), then learn how to build your own!