How to build a Greenhouse
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TICLE CONTENTS -User Comments/Photos Description STEP 1. The greenhouse base STEP 2. The side walls STEP 3. The roof frames STEP 4. The end walls STEP 5. The windows STEP 6. The doors STEP 7. The greenhouse cover Materials and quantities
This greenhouse, approx 8ft wide x approx 10ft long , is lightweight, portable (can be fixed more permanently if required), inexpensive and easy to construct. The cover is clear UV-resistant polythene film. This greenhouse is ideal for those areas with a tendency to have just enoughwinter frosts to be annoying.
Lumber and lumber size.
The lumber used in this project is 'sawn' also called rough sawn or rough lumber. That means that the lumber has not been dressed (surfaced, planed or gauged). If you prefer to used dressed lumber, then the sizes (width and thickness) of the lumber will differ.For example; a piece of 2"x 3" lumber when dressed will end up being approximately 1 1/2" x 21/2". If you use dressed lumber some measurement adjustments will need to be made tocompensate for the difference in lumber size.
Where to place the greenhouse.
Pick a site likely to get the winter sun. The site should not be in an area likely to be boggy andshould be level or in a place that is easy to make level. If the site is below a hill or slope, then itmight be necessary to put in a drain (open, tile or scoria) to re-direct any water flow away fromthe greenhouse site.
STEP 1. The greenhouse base
Once the level greenhouse site has been determined, make the base which is constructed out of