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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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2 comments

  1. In the section with the 3rd picture, you say to “cut four 2×2’s to 1′ long and install as shown on illustration above”. These 1″ 2x2s appear in all subsequent pictures, but you never state why these are needed. It doesn’t look like anything rests on them.

    Why is this step needed?

    • Looks like the are for structural integrity, perhaps to help keep things from bowing or seperating over the long hall?

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