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This is a brief guide on how I took some old windows from houses they where tearing down in my neighborhood and turned them into a small greenhouse in...
Look for old windows and save every one you get. After you have many, lay them out and play a game trying to make two pairs of "walls" both the same h...
Using the windows you chose as a guide, construct a frame for each wall. Use good lumber for this, as it is the structure that holds all the weight. I...
Start placing the walls up, bracing well so they don't fall over. Be sure to check that they are level.
To avoid certain problems with pesky city building permits, I built the structure shed height and did not pour a concrete foundation. Instead I buried...
I used some nice coated deck screws to affix the windows to the frame. This will allow for easy removal and replacement if any break. This side facing...
I was able to find someone who needed rocks removed from their yard. Using rocks or stones is good for two reasons: good drainage and heat storage.
This was tricky. I ended up getting siding from an old shed someone had torn down. Any material you use, look for lightweight and waterproof material....
I found an old picnic bench table and this fan and shelf in the garbage. I figured I can use them in my greenhouse and save them from a landfill.
Use a good outdoor caulk and seal all the cracks and holes between windows. Paint the wood to protect it from the weather.
The winter this year was especially bad near me. We had several feet of snow weeks on end. Luckily, I had already emptied the greenhouse and removed t...
I was unhappy with having to remove the fan/vent window and having to prop it against something while cooling the greenhouse during the day. The frame...
Had a major score! A local community greenhouse was torn down and replaced. I was able to get some great parts. Here is a picture of the new window sy...
Bought secondhand some rolling shades which are working great. They easily roll up and down the south facing wall while not taking up too much room.
Here is the greenhouse in a mild winter. I overwinter many potted perennials inside. To insulate the roof, I stretch a sheet of poly across the top t...
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