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HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE
  • HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE

HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE

This greenhouse is a relatively simple design and is a great project to get started with construction materials and framing. Framed completely from 2x4's this sturdy greenhouse is completely customizable to fit your needs. Want a bigger greenhouse? Go for it. Need a smaller greenhouse? Pare this design down to just the right size for you. All the written instructions fallow along with the included build video to help everything make more sense. Lets get started!

I hope you enjoyed this project, If you have any questions be sure to leave it in the comments and I'll try and help as much as I can. Thanks!!

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Step One:
The greenhouse is made up of simple 2x4 framing with studs spaced 24" on center. The horizontal shelf brackets that will be added later add a lot of lateral support to make the greenhouse more sturdy. I've included dimensions to the my greenhouse, but feel free to change anything up to fit your needs.


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Step Two:
Framing the roof is also very simple in design. Three 6' tall, 3' wide triangular gables are used to support the horizontal rafters. I installed the rafters horizontally to provide more surface area to attach the corrugated panels.


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Step Three:
After leveling a concrete block foundation for the greenhouse, I put the walls in place and attached the roof with galvanized decking screws.


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Step Four:
The shelves are spaced two feet apart and are attached to the same galvanized decking screws. I attached 1x4 slats with brad nails. I spaced the slats about a half of in inch to provide air flow and to provide drainage.


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Step Five:
Installing the panels are relatively simple. Be sure to use the correct sheet metal screws with a "gasket washer" to ensure a waterproof installation.


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Step Six:
I waited to build the door until everything was put together to make sure I got a good, snug fit. Once I knew it fit, I could install the hinges and panels.


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Turtlemom
Turtlemom

I wish you would include all dimensions for projects.

Modern Builds
Modern Builds

Between the video and pictures included in the article, all the necessary measurements should be there.

beadiejones
beadiejones

Loved the project, straightforward desgn, think you make it look easier than shown. can you say how long it took you to finish the project. thanks :)

Modern Builds
Modern Builds

Thank you!! I don't have an exact hour count, but it was took somewhere around a couple weeks

CA_Curtis
CA_Curtis

Great project. Do you happen to have a total shopping materials list (i.e. 20 2x4, 10 1x4) etc? Just for good planning / guestimations. And thank you!

Nssk979
Nssk979

What was the project parts breakdown. Ex how many 2x4, panels etc. I'd like to price this out on the Home Depot site

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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials Used:

  • clear polycarbonate corrugated panels

  • white pvc corrugated panels

  • 1x4

  • 2x4


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