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!!
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.
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.
After leveling a concrete block foundation for the greenhouse, I put the walls in place and attached the roof with galvanized decking screws.
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.
Installing the panels are relatively simple. Be sure to use the correct sheet metal screws with a "gasket washer" to ensure a waterproof installation.
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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