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Market frame made of wood and acrylic glass

A market gardening frame allows both early planting and, conversely, prolonging flowering or making late crops. It is therefore a valuable accessory in the garden, easy to make oneself with a minimum of material. Having no bottom, it is light and easy to move.

Necessary material

  • Handsaw
  • Backpack saw
  • Tabbed box
  • Metre
  • Brush
  • Screwdriver
  • Hinge
  • gimlet
  • Pencil
  • Hammer

Steps

  1. Realize the frame of the wooden frame
  2. Setting up acrylic glass and quarter-round chopsticks
  3. Fix hinges and handles

Realize the frame of the wooden frame

Screw the side of the trunk onto the corner cleat

Screw the side of the trunk onto the corner cleat

1. Screw the side of the trunk onto the corner bracket slightly protruding to form a foot.

Screw a second side onto the corner cleat

Screw a second side onto the corner cleat

2. Screw a second side onto the corner bracket (at least 3 stainless screws are required).

Open the cheeks of the notch

Open the cheeks of the notch

3. Using the handsaw, open the cheeks of the notch to arrange the spacer cleat that will accommodate the translucent frames.

Measurement for an end-to-end assembly

Measurement for an end-to-end assembly

4. The frame is made by a mid-timber end assembly: take precise measurements.

Setting up acrylic glass and quarter-round chopsticks

Miter the quarter-round chopsticks

Miter the quarter-round chopsticks

1. The glass plate is held by two quarter-round rods (miter cut).

Glue the chopsticks

Glue the chopsticks

2. The assembly of the chopsticks on the frame is done by gluing and nailing. Paste with a brush and vinyl glue. There are today water resistant.

Nail the chopsticks

Nail the chopsticks

3. Nail the quarter-round support rod with small tips, preferably stainless or brass.

Setting up the glass

Setting up the glass

4. Put in place the acrylic glass plate; allow a few millimeters clearance to allow it to expand due to changes in temperature.

Glue and nail the chopsticks to hold the glass

Glue and nail the chopsticks to hold the glass

5. Put in place the quarter-round rod that holds the glass; nail it. This wand thus plays the role of bead.

Fix hinges and handles

Fix the hinges on the chassis

Fix the hinges on the chassis

1. Locate on the frame the location of the female parts of the hinges that will allow the articulation of the opening of the frame. Secure them with stainless screws. Put the opening in place and locate the location of the male part of the hinges. Fix them in the same way.

Fix the handle

Fix the handle

2. Secure the frame handle with two screws; pre-drill the spin. Put the glass lid in place.

Chassis finished

Chassis finished

3. Chassis in place in the garden. A notched batten serving as rack allows to vary the opening of the frame and thus to modulate the aeration.

Diagram of this double-frame mobile trunk

Diagram of this double-frame mobile trunk

4. Diagram of this mobile double frame trunk. Note the absence of a bottom which makes it lighter and facilitates its movement in the garden on the different planks of sowing.

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