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Agriculture Harbor Freight Greenhouse or from scratch

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by stg58, May 24, 2016.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Many times the 10X12 greenhouse kits at Harbor Freight have tempted me at around $550 on sale but I have never dropped the hammer on one.

    Clearly they are not plug and play and it appears if you are going to do a lot of mods and even then in a strong wind it would go away all together you would be better off building from scratch.

    It won't happen this year but I really would like to extend the growing season.

    Plenty of free plans out there.
    15 Free Greenhouse Plans DIY
    Where to Get DIY Greenhouse Plans for Free

    10 ft. x 12 ft. Greenhouse with 4 Vents
    Substantial modifications.

    Six years and the panels are cloudy.

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  2. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    I bought one well over ten years ago from HF. It came in so many tiny pieces that I just put them in my storage shed and never bothered to assemble it. I've even forgotten what size it was.

    Suppose if I ever retire and have a bunch of time on my hands, I may look at it again.
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    @Altoidfishfins If it is small enough to fit in my car, sell it to me with a monkey discount and I will take it off your hands. My youngster dreads those words- some assembly required but summer vacation so it will give him something tt do
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  4. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey

    I don't recommend this green house to anyone. I bought one from Harbor Freight two years ago. Took it home and opened the boxes. Got some of the parts out to start laying out pieces in the order needed. A gazillion pieces and parts. All marked with a little sticker with a letter or number on it. Well not all the pieces. Meanwhile about half of the parts and pieces had their stickers fall off and pile up at the bottom of the box. I sat down and read the instructions very carefully to see how hard it would the to match things up and salvage this mess. Then I saw the disclaimer... " Roof Must be Keep Clear of Snow" Your kidding. I live in north Idaho and I bought this thing in north Idaho. Who would do that? To make a long story short. I boxed it up and took it back. No problem returning it and getting my money back. Then I bought the lumber and the greenhouse paneling and built my green house from scratch.
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  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Wow. That is good to know. I know that some of these greenhouses get real cloudy and I always wonder if can replace the panels or have to buy a whole new house.
  6. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Maybe you don't want it, Moto. I'm in AZ. Snow isn't much of an issue here.
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