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Going to be starting a greenhouse ..

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by VisuTrac, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Going to be starting a greenhouse build this weekend.

    thinking about posting pictures of progress and some design sketchs

    anyone interested in seeing?

    just to test out to see if i can post a picture, i'm going to add a picture of the fort i just recently built for my daughter. (still in progress) below. It currently is wearing a FEMA approved roof!

  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member


    I read your thread title and thought "Treehouse?" Then I clicked and re-read and it said "GREENhouse", but to my dismay and yet complete happiness I see a fun playhouse, which is neither a treehouse or greenhouse!

    Imagine my surprise!

    (yes, I would love to see your greenhouse project) ;)
  3. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Me too...I never built anything like that...not even a dog house...
  4. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    That looks like the "shack" up on the mountain near me, where a guy (single of course) in his late 20's, early 30's resides! ( with 3 dogs 2 cats minus the chickens, the dogs ate them twice!)
    How big is your greenhouse going to be?
    Like to see the const. pics!
  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    the plan is 10 by 18 might go 10x20.
    planning on creating some interesting solar heating options for winter grow. we get good sun but it gets cold. details will follow.

    after this it's going to be a garage/storage/small animal barn 20x14.

    going to be built with mostly saw mill waste slabs.

    the playhouse had only 10 pieces of purchased dimensional lumber.

    I've got a lot to do this fall.
  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Ok, below is the concept drawing. design is subject to change due to length of wood and size of discarded windows that can be scrounged.

    plan on using clear corrugated roofing on south roof.

    this is gonna be rustic :)


    drawing not to scale.
  7. ISplatU

    ISplatU Monkey+

    I would like to know how it turns out.

    I need one also.
  8. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Nice looking green house!!

    It will definatly be interesting to see this play out
  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    my only concern on your design is the clear corrigated roofing. I built a greenhouse with the fairly lightweight very clear (some sort of plastic) roofing, and in a couple of years time the hot sun here in florida actually cooked, discolored, curled the edges, and made it very inefficient as a winter greenhouse because it leaks rain in and air out like a sieve. I know they make a corrigated fiberglass product in blue, green, and white that is translucent, but not clear. It might be a better product to consider for the roofing. JMHO.
  10. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member







    My recommendation is bite the bullet and buy double or triple wall polycarbonate for the insulation value and longevity.
  11. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    TNAndy .. That is sweet. Way over my budget. my goal is to spend less that 200 dollars and most of that is going to go into clear roofing panels.

    I'm starting this weekend as it should be about 25 degrees cooler this week end in MI.

    Great job on your GH/Solar Power Shed [clp]. My greenhouse hopes to be that when it grows up.
  12. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Tn Andy..
    That's awesome!
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    wildernessgal did a greenhouse some while back, not fancy but effective. Might be worth digging up the posts and pix for other ideas.
  14. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    I was just tearing it down earlier. LOL We are going to build a bigger one. We built it for about $25.00 and it has lasted a few years. It's still usable we just want a bigger one, and seeing we are a little better $$$$ wise than we were when we built it this one will be a bit better.

  15. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Huh...I'm stuck with container gardening...fracking city...
  16. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    It beats nothing. [beer] Which is what a lot of people do. :rolleyes:

  17. tuxdad

    tuxdad Monkey++

    Amen to that !!!
  18. Seeker22

    Seeker22 Monkey+

    My dream greenhouse is in Johnny's Selected Seeds. Not an advertisement from me, merely an observation if anyone wants to see what I'm talking about. Now if it will just stand up under a hail storm...
  19. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    I was thinking about building a couple of the kit greenhouses that are out but the homemade ones may just last longer.
  20. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Hope to get ours in this winter also. Will be putting it on the SE end of our home using the brick as passive heat retention. Will also add some black painted water barrels. Probably 12' X 24' with old windows for walls and translucent panels for the roof. Am using as much glass as possible so as to provide extra heat for our home.
    Andy, that sure is one fancy green house sir.
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