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Old 08-21-2007, 11:34 PM   #1
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Shelf for holding indoor plants in dorm room - help


I'm trying to find a creative way to build some kind of a shelf (free-standing) that will elevate my indoor plants (or alternatively, buy something that gets the job done). It would be best if the shelf were in basket form. I want the basket to be elevated about 6 ft off the ground, and would prefer it to have an earthy look to it, but if I can just build something that looks really interesting, that will do. My dad suggested that I stack milk cartons. I have no idea wtf he was talking about. Any advice? My plan B right now is to buy one of those really ugly shelf racks at Lowes for ~$50.

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Old 08-22-2007, 06:57 AM   #2
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...My dad suggested that I stack milk cartons. I have no idea wtf he was talking about.
That's amazing...I thought it was pre-req 1 for entrance into college to know about milk crates.... Go shopping...you shouldn't have any problems. Good luck to ya!

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Old 08-25-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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You just need a flat surface to hold minimal weight? You can use about a million things to do that, you could build a wooden box, stack milk crates, stack storage chests/rubbermaid chests, or build something out of virtually anything. There's gotta be hundreds of ways you can tackle this, and none of them should have issues. You just need a flat surface slightly raised that doesn't need to support any real weight.
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you need some "free" cinder blocks and some trays from the dining hall...not that I'd know or ever suggest such a thing.
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IKEA... tonnes for cost friendly options... cheaper than most DIY shelfing...
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:10 PM   #6
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you need some "free" cinder blocks and some trays from the dining hall...not that I'd know or ever suggest such a thing.
If we're going that way, you could always just slide the table from your dorm's common area to your room

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