I am in my second year of beekeeping. While I was in my in-laws shed, I found several old boxes. My father-in-law said they were his dad's, and I could use them if I wanted. When I started beekeeping, I decided to use all medium boxes. These boxes, being older, are of the deep/shallow arrangement. While I don't necessarily want to use them long term, I like the idea of having more equipment than I need short term, as I am buying what equipment I think I'll need on a yearly basis to keep it affordable.
Since I don't have any deep frames, is there a really simple way to build only about 20-30 frames so I could use these boxes if I needed them? I've already ordered equipment for this year and don't need enough frames to get free shipping. I'm proficient in woodworking and have the saws and router already, I was just wondering if anyone had a simpler design than the traditional design of frames? (And in asking this, I do understand they are designed the way they are for a reason.)
Or, if I wind up using them, would the better option be to just use the medium frames that I already have and let them draw a few inches of comb off the bottom of the frames?
Thanks in advance!