I am really impressed at the job you've done. I would like to find something that is stealthy in appearance but can happily grow a plant or two. I don't know indoor, never done it, and being neither an electrician or cabinet maker I don't feel I want to risk screwing up if I tried to make it. But yours looks great - well done!New grower here.
Just a bit of history. I have been using cannabis medically for a year, best method I have found is by making my own cannacaps. (Coconut oil infused weed in 00 size capsules)
For economic as well as consistency reasons I have decided to grow my own.
I live in rural southern Oregon (completely legal)
I have started building my grow cabinet.(pictures below)
This shop is well insulated though not really heated (I have one wall heater I turn on while doing woodworking)
I plan on using 40w CFL bulbs and hopefully grow two plants at a time.
My light source has 6 fixtures and I can probably get 8 or maybe 10 bulbs at a time.
There is an adjustable shelf for my plants.
I plan on using a bathroom vent fan for exhaust (will also have vent holes in bottom for fresh air.
I really don't know how much heat will be generated by the CFL bulbs, but am hoping the vent fan will keep it cool enough.
The cabinet has 1 inch foam insulation covered with ¼ inch melamine.
The doors will be insulated as well.
This is close to a zero budget project ($20.00 so far), I am expecting my light bulbs will be the most expensive part of the cabinet.
I am sure I will have many questions as I start growing.
However one question keeps nagging at me, it has to do with light and darkness.
If my plants are on a 18/6 light cycle and the off time is during the night, do I need to make my cabinet “light tight”?
The inside dimensions are 48”H x 36”W x 20” deep.
Any comments or suggestions greatly appreciated.