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Back in the day nurseries used wooden trays to start their plants. Rather than having plastic six packs with a cell for each seedling, seeds were sow...
The scrap wood pile is always a good place to start for a project like this. I happened to have a pile of short boards that our weird neighbor gave m...
The first step is to cut the pieces for the sides. Decide what dimensions you want your trays to be and cut up the wood accordingly.
Drill holes wide enough to let a screw pass through easily in the ends of two of the boards for each tray.
Screw the sides together. You can see that I used one screw on the shallower boxes and two on the deeper ones.
Cut up a bunch of thin slats for the bottom of the trays.
Attach the slats to the bottoms of the trays. I used a pneumatic finish nailer. A stapler would have been even better. Leave spaces between the sla...
It doesn't take long to make a whole bunch of these flats. Properly made they'll last years or decades.
I like to stick the flats in a plastic tray to catch the water when I'm sprouting seeds. I line the flats with a piece of paper to keep the dirt from ...
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