How to make greenhouse staging

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How to make greenhouse staging
Greenhouse staging provides a place for plants to grow. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Greenhouse staging is an important part of raising plants in a greenhouse. Staging provides a place for plants to grow and enables easy access to them for transplantation, watering and care. Building greenhouse staging by hand can save gardeners a great deal of money, and making staging tables requires only basic carpentry skills. Staging for planter greenhouses can be a simple table, while more traditional greenhouse staging requires raised sides to hold in soil and plants.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 plywood sheet, 5 cm (2 inches) thick by 90 cm (3 feet) wide by 1.2 m (4 feet) long
  • 6 timber posts, 10 cm by 10 cm (4 inches by 4 inches) by 90 cm (3 feet) long
  • 10 cm (4 inch) nails
  • Hammer
  • 2 timber sheets, 5 cm by 10 cm (2 inches by 4 inches) by 90 cm (3 feet) long
  • 2 timber sheets, 5 cm by 10 cm (2 inches by 4 inches) by 1.2 m (4 feet) long

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Align one of the timber posts with one corner of the plywood sheet. The timber posts will be the legs of the staging table. Place the timber post so it is flush with the corner of the plywood.

  2. 2

    Attach the timber post to the plywood sheet with 10 cm (4 inch) nails. Hammer in two nails to hold the staging table in place.

  3. 3

    Repeat Steps 1 and 2 at the other three corners of the plywood sheet to give the staging table four legs. Make sure all four legs are flush with the corners of the table so it sits evenly.

  4. 4

    Place a fifth timber post along the front edge of the staging table in between the corner legs to add further support. Attach the fifth leg with 10 cm (4 inch) nails.

  5. 5

    Repeat Step 4 at the back edge of the staging table to add support. Make sure both centre legs are flush with the edges of the staging table.

  6. 6

    Align one of the 90 cm (3 foot) long 5 cm by 10 cm (2 inches by 4 inches) boards with the 90 cm (3 foot) side of the staging table. Place the board so that it is in line with the 5 cm (2 inch) edge of the staging table and projects up to create an edge that will hold in planting media.

  7. 7

    Attach the board to the staging table with 10 cm (4 inch) nails. Hammer in one nail every 7.5 cm (3 inches) along the board to keep it in place.

  8. 8

    Repeat Steps 6 and 7 with the remaining 90 cm (3 foot) long 5 cm by 10 cm (2 inches by 4 inches) boards to create an edge at the opposite end of the staging table.

  9. 9

    Align one of the 1.2 m (4 foot) long 5 cm by 10 cm (2 inches by 4 inches) boards with one 1.2 m (4 feet) side of the staging table. The board should be level with the 90 cm (3 foot) sides to create an even edge around three sides of the staging table.

  10. 10

    Attach the 1.2 m (4 foot) board to the side of the staging table with 10 cm (4 inch) nails. Hammer in one nail every 7.5 cm (3 inches). Attach the 1.2 m (4 foot) board to the other edge pieces as well, to create a tight section that will hold in soil.

  11. 11

    Repeat Steps 9 and 10 with the remaining 1.2 m (4 foot) long 5 cm by 10 cm (2 inches by 4 inches) boards to complete the staging table.

  12. 12

    Cover the staging table with weather-resistant stain to help the wood endure moisture and exposure to water for longer periods of time.

Tips and warnings

  • Cover the interior portion of the staging table with waterproof tarpaulin, if desired, to keep moisture away from the wood.

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