- a wooden melon crate or other box 22" x 13" x 13"
- plywood 22" x 13" x 3/4"
- a fluorescent ballast for two 15W tubes*
- 4 bi-pin fluorescent lamp holders*
- 2 15W fluorescent tubes
- grounded extension cord
- wire nuts
- flathead screws 6 x 3/4"
- white faced corrugated or white paper
- 24 hour timer
- Drill & bits
- Screw driver
- wire cutter
- wire stripper
- staple gun and staples
Step 1: The box
Step 2: Preparing the plywood for the electricals
Remove the plywood and place it on your work table. Draw a line across the middle of the plywood, at about 11". Assemble a tube to two lampholders and center them between the lines you drew. Also, center the tube and lampholders between the ends of the box. Mark the lampholder slot locations. Mark the tube and lampholders location for the second pair of lines you drew. Set the tube and lampholders aside and start the screws at the four places you marked for mounting the lampholders. Remove thelampholders from the tube. Slip the lampholder unto the screw and just snug the screw to the lampholder. Don't over tighten or you may crack the lampholder.