Make your own Grow Tent Cheap!!

Discussion in 'Growroom Design & Setup' started by sunsimulator, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. sunsimulator

    sunsimulator Farmer

    Hello everyone ,, i want to show you grow tent guys a cheap way to build your own customized grow rooms !
    It is very easy .. And if u pay attention to you size of room per size of wood ,, you will not have to cut lumber .. or You won;t have to cut much ,,

    I built a 6 ft tall 8 ft wide x 12 ft long room ,
    All you have to di is get 2x2 's for frame ,, and 1 12 foot 2x4 .. Panda plastic ,, tent zipper ,, some ceiling hooks ,,
    Corner brackets ,, and 3 sheets of any type of plywood for the floor ,

    I think i got around 175 bux in the room if that !

    here are some pics so you guys and gals get a idea.
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  2. Boywonder

    Boywonder New Farmer

    Very nicely done :sun although i have to say, I've got a tent myself, even though i work with wood everyday, lol :rofl its just so convinient imo. I've got a much smaller space and setup than you, only 1m x1m x2m and 400w hps. And just the ease of being able to dismatle, pop it in a bag, carry it and re-assemble in less than 5mins, for me, is worth the extra couple of bucks :) it just so easy, no messin around :)
    However, if i had a larger area/setup, that deffinately wasnt going to move, then i think I'd probably go with ur approach mate great work :smiley_joint:
  3. Malachi

    Malachi Guest

    I saw a 20 x 10 secret jardin online for 4G. Do people really buy these things?
  4. SRHninja

    SRHninja New Farmer

    i just bought a 76x76x76 hydro-tent for $185 shipping and all brand new... sticking two 600 watters in their on a 4x6 drip system ebb and flow baby!
  5. Malachi

    Malachi Guest

    A drip system ebb and flow? What is that?
  6. Mosca Negra

    Mosca Negra Breeder

    Clever Project Sun! Looks Solid!!

    MN
  7. JH420

    JH420 Active Farmer

    Nicely done...have to say I'm surprised it's rigid enough being built from 2 x 2's.

    Can you post a pics and some details on the entrance door?
  8. Oregonic

    Oregonic Guest

    Thanks sun, very nice! I need to find a couple more patients to justify a room like that but every time I walk into the garage I see a huge wasted space that would house this perfect!

    Is the zipper light tight?

    Thanks for the thread man, love me some DIY!
  9. sunsimulator

    sunsimulator Farmer

    thanks everyone ,, this is super easy to do ,, and super cheap , the biggest cost of this room was Panda plastic ,, were paying pretty much 100 bux a roll.. high prices in the grow shops !!!

    the tent door is done with zipper ,, i use tent zippers ,,
    sometimes u may have to put a small strip of plastic just hanging down over the zipper to block out light ,, only thing i do not like about zippers ,, but i like zippers way more than Velcro,,

    the 2x 2 are great for this cheap easy to handle ,, easy to cut with no power if ya trying to be quiet! lol ,the 2 x 4 holds the weight ,, and the rafters are 2 x 2 attached to the 2 x 4 for extra support ,, the 2 x 2 are just holding the plastic ,, no need for a 2 x 4 when it is just plastic ,, ,, these rooms are super easy to build ,, super cheap ,, fast and easy to take down ,,

    all ya do is make top and bottom same size ,, screwed together with corner brackets .then u just do walls how ever tall u want them and bam wrap with plastic ,, and staple it to 2 x 2 and cover with black duct tape !
    i'll get ya some more pics i got them on camera .
  10. Mud Man

    Mud Man New Farmer

    :confused0054:

    beautiful clean set up:lock:
  11. Oregonic

    Oregonic Guest

    I saw a step by step on building a similair room I think it was a vid by Jorge, found it on google a while back but same concept and looked way easy!
    build bottom frame then top frame on top then attach sides and slide top up and secure kinda thing.

    PANDA FILM FTW!
  12. southstreets

    southstreets Well-Known Farmer

    nice tent bro!!! i might have to use this as a blueprint!!! lol...
  13. Aligee

    Aligee ~Custom$eedmaker~ Staff Member

    real sweet build !!!!
  14. winta

    winta Well-Known Farmer

    very nice sunsim! i just built a 4.5 x 4.5 x 7 tent with 2x 4z,b&w poly, staple gun and duct tape. I used velcro for the door though (i should have got a zipper :( lol)
  15. zoefresssh666

    zoefresssh666 New Farmer

    well, well. looks good!
  16. space101

    space101 Farmer

    I was just considering a grow tent for my garage, however this is much better and cheaper.
  17. Fred

    Fred Premium Farmer

    Very nice Sun! I expected it would be nice and you delivered my friend! Thumbs up!
  18. REGISTRD

    REGISTRD Guest

    sweet build man... Very Nice job on the Wrapping of the panda... Have to admit and im sure youll agree that was probably the hardest part of it all making it all tight and look nice... We built one a while back for a temp. veg room and Ya OMG i remember doing it over and over till it was perfectly TIght... I have severe ocd so im sure you can imagine the pain and frustration...
    I like to see it constructed out of the trusty home depot 2x2's fuking 1$ a piece i luv it!
  19. ThaKid

    ThaKid New Farmer

    Good shit, that tent looks clean broski!!!
  20. sunsimulator

    sunsimulator Farmer



    lol i got a lil bit of OCD myself ,, on top of being Capricorn ,( perfectionist ) Some shit drives me crazy !
    Im a flooring guy by trade ,, So i stretch carpet and other materials ,, i understand how to make things tight ,, it's just a certain way u do it to get it tight .

    Anyone that needs help on getting the panda tight hollar ,, It is a certain way to pull things certain way to start off ,, and the the rest is easy .



    Kid Thanks bro ,, this was the tent i was talking to u about back in the day ,,, i tried like hell to convert ya my man!! lol.