Attractive Storage for Lights

carduus(5 - NE OH)December 6, 2007

I have a conundrum, my enlightened friends. I recently moved to a new house, and am trying to clean up my act. I have a space 26" x 74" x ...up to 80" tall in my basement in which to craft my under-lights empire, but my wife insists that whatever I buy/make has to be attractive, so my first idea, those metal garage shelving units with five shelves, are right out.

Can you think of a kit, instructions, or something I can buy that will fit close to those dimensions (but not over), hold my plants, hold my lights, and still look attractive?

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WendyB(5A/MA)

This was a kit (etagere, lights and trays) and is no longer available where I got it, and way too expensive for a basement I should think, but this may give you some ideas of configuring something similar yourself. I now have pebbles and water on the trays. And I installed another set of lights on the bottom level too.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 3:43PM
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dcarch7

Get a new wife! LOL

What are you planning to grow? and how handy are you?

dcarch

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 5:06PM
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carduus(5 - NE OH)

I just basically overwinter potted herbs, and start my seeds indoors before planting them. This year, that'll include lavender, leeks, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.

And I'm about medium-low in handiness. I can follow instructions and know when to use my vice, but I'm no professional carpenter.

That looks nice, wendyb! It does look a bit out of my price range, though. I only have maybe a couple hundred dollars to spend here.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 6:27PM
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dcarch7

Ikea should have something that would fit your needs.

dcarch

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 7:07PM
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