How to make a box with your own hands
Rooting of several tens of cuttings is more convenient to produce in a portable container - in spring the soil warms up faster in it than in a cold greenhouse, and in the fall the seedlings easily move to the wintering place. It's not hard to make a box with your own hands: time will be short, and suitable pieces of sawnwood will be found in every household.
A wooden box should be enough spaces for normal growth of cuttings within 4–6 months before the autumn transplant, or even 1–2 years, if agro rooting requires this. The optimum dimensions of the box: 300x350x750 mm (height / width / length). In a less deep container, a lid will interfere with the shoots, and an unnecessarily bulky construction is more difficult to move. , - drill, - wood drills, - furniture stapler, - knife, - roulette, buy - square, buy pencil, buy - brush.
Pine wood is suitable for work without traces of decay: 1. The boards are 16–25 mm thick. 2. Bruski section 30x50 mm. 3. Thin slats 10x30 mm. Fingering the boards, discard warped and twisted ones - they will become even worse with increased humidity. Consumables: 1. Nails 50x2.5 - 28 pcs. 2. Nails 60х3,0 - 20 pieces 3. Decorative carnations furniture - 10 pcs. 4. Antiseptic.
A cover of a homemade box can be a piece of plastic film or a white nonwoven material measuring 80x60 cm. Manufacturing of parts
Drawing of the elements for the cutting box
Wooden parts: 1 - longitudinal planks for sides and sides searching; 2 - bottom insertion; 3 - strips for end walls; 4 - slats; 5 - handles; 6 - connecting bars. Using a pencil, a square and a tape measure, mark the blanks according to the drawings, cutting off the cracked and chipped ends. Saw the boards to size and process the surface with a plane. Cover the parts with 2-3 layers of protective impregnation, following the instructions on the package. Assembling the box with your own hands Fold two short planks into a shield, draw a line parallel to it at a distance of 30 mm from the cut. Repeat the markup from the opposite side. Attach connecting sticks along the lines. Shoot down the parts with nails and bend the protruding ends from the back.
Take two longitudinal slats and" bait "the edges of the carnation. Collect the workpieces with the letter "P", straighten the ends and hammer nails.
Turn over the construction and secure the side strips of the opposite side. Try to bury the nails vertically to avoid the exit of the point from the wood.
Nail the bottom details,placing a narrow strip in the middle and leaving gaps of 2–3 mm between the planks to allow the expansion of wooden elements during swelling. Attach the handles with nails closer to the top of the box.
Drill two rows of drainage holes in the bottom of the box.
Make an improvised box cover. Wrap a rail with one wrap and secure the material with staples.
Wrap a second rail with the opposite edge of polyethylene, put the third bar on the lapel and nail it with small nails .
Attach a canvas to the wall of the box at three points; by drilling guide holes in the slats to prevent splitting of fine wood.
When using polyethylene, use a knife to make a cut for water flow,otherwise, in heavy rain, the film will sag and crush the shoots.
Pour fertile soil into a box made with your own hands and plant harvested cuttings.
When placing a container on the soil surface, place bricks under the bottom. After determining the seedlings in the "schoolchildren", empty the box from the ground, clean the walls and dry the wood.
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