Building a Greenhouse

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Building a Greenhouse

Post: #213767 Durgan
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:19 am

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HKERY 5 November 2010 Greenhouse on Deck.

I decided to build a large greenhouse on the deck, which doesn’t get much use. The enclosure will be a sun room if appropriate, instead of the canvas structure that use to be there. I have a small 5000 BTU heater that connects to the barbecue natural gas outlet, so will have some warmth, and will get some use during the Winter months. It took nine days to build by myself, about 72 hours of labor, from 28 of October to 5 November, and cost $1798.63.

Description of the construction. Six, 6 by 6 pillars support the structure. The auxiliary supports are all 2 by 6 spruce planks. Two doors were installed plus a window to ensure reasonably good ventilation. I got the doors free of charge. The slope of the roof is from 8 feet to 7 feet, with a pitch of 1 in 12. Sun is available for about two third of the structure all day. Wood was used to cover the walls where no Sun penetrates. Corrugated SUNTUF UV protected panels was used. It is relatively low cost compared to other coverings, and is almost indestructible. Pictures depict highlights of the method used. Plans were in my head.

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Re: Building a Greenhouse

Post: #213778 Millymollymandy
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:30 am

Excellent! That's a nice size and looks good, well done! :cheers:
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Re: Building a Greenhouse

Post: #213782 homegrown
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:11 am

well done looks great i see lots of tomatos in your future
Our remote ancestors said to their mother Earth, "We are yours."
Modern humanity has said to Nature, "You are mine."
The Green Man has returned as the living face of the whole earth so that through his mouth we may say to the universe, "We are one."

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Re: Building a Greenhouse

Post: #213825 MuddyWitch
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:59 pm

Great greenhouse, but why is it fenced in? :brave:

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Re: Building a Greenhouse

Post: #213829 Mrs H
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:04 pm

Welldone that looks fantastic, I'm loving ur little dog too!!! Health to grow!! Xx

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Re: Building a Greenhouse

Post: #213833 Durgan
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:12 pm

MuddyWitch wrote:Great greenhouse, but why is it fenced in? :brave:

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That trellis is for morning glories, and sometimes cherry tomatoes. It is not a fence.


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