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Basement orchid room progress

This is a discussion on Basement orchid room progress within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I had hoped to have this done by the end of September but it was ...

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    Default Basement orchid room progress

    I had hoped to have this done by the end of September but it was not to be. Still, I'm hoping to start bringing plants in on Tuesday. This used to be the furnace room two years ago we had the oil guzzler replaced with a gas furnace at about the cost of two years heat with oil. Also had it put at one end of the basement instead of the middle. I had to replace all of the walls. They were about 70 years old and so hard or mushy they wouldn't take a screw. The bottom plate is pressure treated and I placed the drywall and cabinets 1/8"off the floor in case of water accidents. Should be able to get the rest of the shelves' lighting and what not in by Sunday night. At $20 below budget but that will probably be gone by then. Update on Tuesday if all goes well

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    Looks nice Chris. Looking fwd to see them full with plants

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    Wow Chris! You really are quite the handy man aren't you. I agree with Sriram and look forward to seeing it full of plants. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
    Wow Chris! You really are quite the handy man aren't you. I agree with Sriram and look forward to seeing it full of plants. Great job!
    Thank Sheryl but most of the time spent has been correcting mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    Thank Sheryl but most of the time spent has been correcting mistakes.
    I understand that one. I ordered a terrarium - an Exo Terra. While I am waiting for it to arrive I made a base for it yesterday out of 2X4's Even though I measured each part carefully one leg is about a 1/4 inch shorter than the rest. I will have to fix that.

    I like the green walls. I thought about painting the walls green in my orchid nook when they go out for the summer. Seems like it would mimic the light in the forest.

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    Looking good, I am sure it will look even better when full of plants!

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    That's a lot of work. The hoops we will jump thru for our 'chids!

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