Monday, November 25, 2019

Making Aluminum plant trays

I needed a plant tray to fit  the bottom of my high humidity mostly Orchid  inclosure  .  It's an odd size , and I have been using a boot tray , but I thought it could use a custom made one to make the most of the space.
So my favorite house plant book  came in handy , with instructions for just that project. 

I did make a start , but then decided Philip would be better at following instructions, measuring, cutting , bending metal  into a " bread pan" fold .

This is a "bread pan" fold . 

The finished fold !
And here it is ! And a very nice  water tight fit .   Thank you  Ernesta Drinker Ballard and Philip !


  1. Excellent! And that book looks like fun.

  2. just as I decided to set up grow lights for bromeliads and defy my zone.

    1. I mostly use boot trays and egg crate under my grow lights , but this tray looks nice !

  3. This is a good idea. I have been using cardboard box lids covered in plastic trash bags. It works fine until the plastic slides over and the cardboard gets soggy wet. Now I am on the lookout for something metal I can recycle.

  4. Nice, it will an interesting activity to do. Thank you!
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