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making a grow box

Making a grow box

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!

This article comes courtesy of the good folks at seattlecannabisjournal.com, and was re-edited for clarity and ease of reading. Click Here to view the original article in all its glory!
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:

We learned above that the cabinet is 24″ deep. Now this Cool Tube was 20″, hardly enough room to attach two 6″ flex ducts for ventilation without having to keep a door open.
Of course I wanted to filter the intake air to keep out dust, pet hair, pollen, mold and the like.
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.
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.
My sights set, I loaded Google’s 3D rendering freeware, Google SketchUp, and got to work.

Sirius: This is a great point! In any enclosed grow area such as a tent or grow cabinet, it’s important to have a larger opening for intake than for exhaust. This will maximize the efficiency of your fan in addition to keeping it working for longer. Plus, this will keep tents from “bowing” in, reducing your grow space.

See how one grower built his own stealthy grow cabinet (in pictures), then learn how to build your own!

Making a grow box

When you use a shelving unit, all you need to work on is the walls and your grow light setup.

The writer of this guide uses a black and white poly to serve as your grow tent’s walls. There’s no carpentry involved. You just need a strong adhesive like duct tape to make this work.
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.

A great DIY project is surely the way to go to save up and make sure that you get a grow tent that surely fits your grow space needs!
This is great if you want a grow tent that you can completely customize. You can follow what’s on the video, but you can even change the measurements and make a bigger one.
This is one of those DIY grow box projects that could only cost you less than $100. In fact, the one who made this guide only had to spend around $50 for this.
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.
Making your grow tent airtight can also help you avoid infestations that can be harmful to your plants.

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.

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.