IKEA Greenhouse Build Project [Step-By-Step]

Hey there, fellow green thumbs! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been eyeing those Instagram-worthy indoor greenhouses and dreaming of having your own little plant paradise.

Well, guess what? Today, I’m gonna spill the beans on how I tackled the IKEA Greenhouse Build Project, step-by-step. Hold onto your potting soil, ’cause I’m about to take you on a horticultural journey that will leave you feeling as giddy as a sprout basking in the warm sunlight.

Get ready to leaf no stone unturned as we dive into the nitty-gritty details of this plantastic adventure. Trust me, by the time we’re done, you’ll be greener than a cactus in envy, itching to get your hands dirty and start your own indoor oasis.

So, grab your gardening gloves and let’s dig in!

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In this video, Sam is going to show you exactly how she sets up her Ikea Greenhouse cabinet. Her goal was to make the cabinet look extremely clean and hide the cords as much as possible.

She spent a lot of time on cord management to achieve this, and she’s really happy with the results.

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Sam mentions that she’s a bit late to the greenhouse scene, but she’s glad because she had the opportunity to learn from others’ experiences.

She took some advice from others but didn’t follow everything, and she realizes now that she should have.

She starts by setting up the cabinet and drilling holes for the cabinet floor. She admits that she made a mistake and ripped a bit of the metal while drilling the holes, but she manages to fix it using stoppers.

She recommends watching tutorials and following their advice to ensure a cleaner outcome.

Next, Sam installs a pegboard at the back of the cabinet and measures for cord covers. She cuts the cord covers to size, sticks them in place with double-sided sticky tape, and feeds the cords through.

She emphasizes the importance of pushing the cord covers down to ensure a tight fit.

For lighting, she mounts fans using magnets and also adds a magnet on top for extra security. She removes the top grate that comes with the fans to achieve a cleaner look.

Sam also mounts a Barina T5 grow light using metal clips and magnets. To keep it level, she adds a clear spacer.

After installing the shelves, Sam focuses on cord management, which she considers the hardest part. She encounters a problem with the cord length for additional lights and has to buy an extension cable and white duct tape.

She wraps the excess bundled-up cord in duct tape to hide it, even though it bothers her a bit. She plans to cover the exposed cords with electrical tape or leave them as they are.

Sam demonstrates how she manages the cords, ensuring they run smoothly behind the cabinet and into the cord covers.

She doubles up on the cord covers in some areas to accommodate the thicker cords. She feels satisfied with her cord management setup and moves on to adding the shelves.

Peeling off the protective film from the acrylic shelves brings Sam great satisfaction. She explains that she wants to maintain high humidity inside the cabinet without using a humidifier, which is not recommended.

She uses fuzzy material for the door and strip adhesive to seal gaps, ensuring better humidity retention.

She removes the screws from the handle and connects the cabinet with the adhesive strip. Sam is pleased with the final result, noting that closing the door first will prevent flexing of the strip.

The clear shelves from Modern Aqua enhance the overall appearance, and she has the option to add extra shelves or corners later if desired.

In terms of weatherproofing, Sam focuses on the sides and front of the cabinet. She may consider additional measures if she notices excessive humidity escaping.

However, for now, she believes her current weatherproofing is sufficient.

Finally, Sam shows the finished setup with all the lights on. She loves the clear shelves, which make everything look perfect and offer various customization options.

She’s proud of the cord management, as no cords are visible inside the cabinet. The only thing left for her to do is find a way to organize the cords underneath the cabinet.


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