How to Build a Grow Closet


Providing a space for young vegetables or flowers in the early spring can give your garden a healthy start in the summer. Pre-manufactured grow closets can cost hundreds of dollars, and are unnecessary to buy for many applications. An easy way to provide this space is by taking a limited amount of materials and money, and build your own. The materials are available at any hardware store, and will be perfect for your young plants.

Step 1

Lay two 7-foot boards parallel and 24 inches apart. Lay down a 27-inch board perpendicular and flush with each end and screw down with wood screws. Do the same at the other end and repeat this process with the last two 7-foot and 27-inch boards.

Step 2

Stand the two 7-foot frames on their sides parallel and 3 feet apart. Lay down a 43-inch board perpendicular and flush with each end and screw down. Do the same at the other end and the other side, using the rest of the 43-inch boards.

Step 3

Staple a 3-by-4-foot plastic sheet to each end of this frame, folding 6 inches around each side.

Step 4

Stand the frame on its end so it is vertical. Staple one end of the 7-by-12-plastic sheeting on a 7-foot board of the frame. Wrap around the frame and overlap the stapled end. Tape over the seam with the duct tape.

Step 5

Slice one 7-foot vertical hole on a 3-by-7-foot side, 18 inches from each 2-by-4 inch-by-7 foot board. Attach the zipper to the plastic sides created from this cut.

Step 6

Screw the eye hooks to the center of the two 27-inch pine boards. Attach the cable to the eye hooks. Use your pliers to squeeze the clamps around the cables, securing a spot to hold your preferred grow light.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 2-by-4-inch-by-7-foot pine boards
  • 4 2-by-4-by 27-inch pine boards
  • 4 2-by-4-by-43-inch pine boards
  • 32 3-inch wood screws
  • 2 3-by-4-foot black plastic sheet
  • 7-by-12-foot black plastic sheet
  • Stapler
  • Duct tape
  • Zipper with adhesive
  • 2 eye hooks
  • 50 inches of 1/8-inch cable
  • 2 cable clamps
  • Pliers


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Brandon Salo is a writer with four years of experience as a staff consultant writer for Content Customs. He holds a bachelor's degree in English writing, and a double minor in music and sociology.

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