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I'm going to build a greenhouse

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I'm going to build a greenhouse

Postby daiv » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:32 pm

OK, I can't stand the wait. I'm giong to put up a temporary greenhouse today using scrap lumber and plastic sheeting. It won't be the best in the world, but I should be able to get my plants out of storage a lot faster and not have to worrry about rain and freezing nights -especially as the 10 day forcast has every night here below the freezing point!

I am bringing the camera and will post pictures of the build!

Lumber used:

4x4
4 @ eight feet long

2x2
6 @ eight feet long
8 @ five feet long
8 @ seven feet long
16 @ 1 foot (cut at 45 degrees to brace side panels)

1x4
7 @ 14 feet long
5@ 11 feet long
12 @ 8 feet long
4 @ 3 feet long
2 @ 2.5 feet long
5 @ 1.5 feet long

1x2
4 @ 14 feet long
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Postby iann » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:52 pm

Are you going to heat it?
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Postby hablu » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:50 pm

Good! lots of succes. Keep us informed.
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Postby tvaughan » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:13 pm

You can heat it for a few bucks per day using gas. Give me a chance to post pics of what I did before you decide what kind of heat to use.
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Postby ihc6480 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:08 pm

I think you'll be surprised how well a cheapy greenhouse will work. Yep, definitely keep us posted on progress.
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Postby daiv » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:53 am

OK guys here's what I got so far:

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Postby daiv » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:59 am

So I've still got to add the roof and am going to make four side panels that will be able to swing out at the bottom or be completely removed.

It measures 14' x 8' x 8' and is moveable. It isn't going to stay here where I built it.
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Postby daiv » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:04 am

Ian, I've thought about heat, but after reading your experience, I think I might be able to get away without it. The nights shouldn't get below 20 from here on out I think...
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Postby Mark » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:23 am

Looks good so far Daiv.


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Postby peterb » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:35 am

wow, that's a fast job...have you ever seen the Red Green Show?

lookin' good, daiv.

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Postby daiv » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:01 am

peterb wrote:...have you ever seen the Red Green Show?


Hmmm... what makes you think of that? :-k
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Postby peterb » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:29 am

just his saying..."remember, if women don't find you handsome, they better find you handy."

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Postby Mike » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:46 am

Daiv,

Looks good. BUt what is that white stuff on the ground????? :lol: Mike
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Postby Loph » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:30 am

looking great daiv! about how warm does an unheated greenhouse stay at night if the temps are say 20 F outside?
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Postby MichaelCactus » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:39 am

Great Daiv! I think your greenhouse would stand up against alot of the ones ive looked at.
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