A rule with any grow space is to have the intake’s opening twice the open area of the exhaust’s.
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Momentarily discouraged, I quickly scrapped the idea of a dedicated room filled to the brim. I began with getting clear about my intentions; I wanted to inconspicuously and autonomously produce my medicine. This was a much more respectable and realistic goal, and one that I could embrace.
On Craigslist I found a cabinet kit still in the box for only $35. It came in at 24″ L x 30″ W x 70″ H. Next, I purchased a 6″ inline fan for another $100. The fan combined with a 400 watt light and Cool Tube from a previous grow gave me something to design around.
Sirius: This is definitely an advanced method of creating a grow box, but he makes sure to include a lot of things one needs to consider when creating one, such as ventilation and making sure to leave room for everything you need. Do you have a better/more practical/more efficient design? Let us know so we can share with the world!
I vented this area with a 4″ opening that opened into the fan room.
Sirius: Google SketchUp can be pretty tough to use without training, especially if you’ve never used it and you just want to design one thing. Rest assured: some paper, a pencil, a little math, and careful planning will work just as well!
This had been a long-time dream of mine, and I fondly imagined my first harvest, curing my flowers to perfection, and collecting their resin for concentrates. I saw myself carefully journaling their progress, and eventually becoming an expert caretaker of myself and my marijuana garden.
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At full production, I was able to fit a cloning station (which had a watertight base tray measuring 11 x 22 inches, a 7-inch dome, and a heating mat with 72-cell seedling inserts); six mature vegging plants that had been subjected to low stress training (in 2-gallon fabric grow bags); and numerous Solo cups for when the plants had rooted from cloning.
The frame for the lighting system was designed to be easily adjustable.
Once you’ve framed out the cabinet with building studs, the lights and particle boards come later.
Two easy-access doors to seal out air and light, plus Mylar Blankets and tarp.
Pssst. Do you want an at-home covert cannabis grow? Do you want to build a secret grow cabinet to house your at-home operation indoors? Need to do it on a tight budget? Over just a few hours? With little to no outside help? No worries! With these instructions and a budget of under $200 USD, anyone can design and construct a cabinet that will grow happy, healthy, potent cannabis plants, from clone through flower.
The following chart gives the exact measurements of each 2x4x8 stud and how many were used in this project. Altogether, a total of eight were purchased (this accounts for extras, in case you mess something up), and seven pieces of industrial particle board.
We hope you find this guide to building your own at-home grow box useful and encouraging. Fill your cabinet with happy plants and enjoy the incredible botanical learning experience.
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A repurposed computer fan is inserted into the upper-right portion of the cabinet to aid ventilation.
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