I've never started seeds before. I've long toyed with the idea, but one of the factors holding me back is the prospect of investing in equipment for something I'm not sure I'll want to keep doing. That's probably why an article in the current Fine Gardening e-newsletter caught my eye.

Contributor Greg Holdsworth offers 
these instructions for building a seed-starting light stand out of PVC pipe. Holdsworth said his cost less than $60, including the light fixture.