Weather Station Shelter




Introduction: Weather Station Shelter

For my Netatmo Dual Screen Display projet (, I needed a shelter for the outside module (temperature and humidity sensor).

The shelter is required to protect the sensor from direct sunlight that will affect the proper measurments.

This is a very simple project which requires just a little tooling and can be achieved within 2 week-ends.

Step 1: Measures and Materials

I gathered wood materials from my stock : plywood, pine and MDF in different size and thickness.

The shelter is approx. 15 cm side and 20 cm height.

Step 2: Building Up the Shelter

I made 3 parts.

The base, the body and the the roof.

Step 3: Painting and Finish

The 3 parts are painted separatly.

The body and roof are glued together at the end.

The base is held with 4 screws.


Since I observe a much more stable measurment of the outside temperature.

Hope you enjoyed it.

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    3 years ago

    Great project. Just a bit concerned about the use of MDF outside


    Question 4 years ago on Step 2

    What type of glue did you use to assemble the instrument shelter? Several years ago I repaired a street-side mail box for a friend. The mail box has a real cedar shingle roof and to form the peak of the roof I glued two thin redwood laths together with urethane glue. It required clamping the parts for 24 hours while the glue cured, but after several years of exposure to sun and rain there is no sign of the glue joint failing. It is truly remarkable stuff.


    Reply 4 years ago

    Hello, I used regular wood white glue, and also some hot glue gun for quick progress. It is still in one piece as I write to you. I must confess it does not get much rain as on my balcony. But it gets a lot of sun and temperature amplitude. Cheers.


    5 years ago

    My only suggestion is to install some screen wire on the inside to keep wasps and such out from building their nest inside. Other then that, great project.