Building a greenhouse - Part 1My hoop house didn't stand up to the strong wind we have at my house, so the clips would come off and the sheeting was torn up. When the house windows were being replaced I asked them to leave them and started planning to build a greenhouse with my dad. (Why? How is it I think these things are a good idea? And what is funnier is that when I called Dad and said what do you think? He was like - let's do it!)
It is a big project, not one for a beginner. If you are not used to this kind of building and want a greenhouse, use the hoop house model or buy a kit.
Here is the pictures over the 2 1/2 days - It all started with the lumber delivery on Monday afternoon. My driveway is pretty steep so it is always exciting to get a delivery.. and see if the driver can actually make it up!
|Truck from Lowes|
|Pallet of lumber|
|Laying out the design for the first wall|
|And it is up!|
|Casey was supervising the work site. Notice the hard hat? That lasted for about 30 mins.. and the tool belt has it's own story.|
|Wall #2 - these are actually the glass from sliding doors so really large pieces and HEAVY!|
|Frame is up and braced for wall #2 - Dad is feeling proud!|
|Back wall framed on the ground - with Sophie watching us this time.|
|3 walls up and braced - we are making progress!|
|Laine and I looking at the window we just put up.|
|Grandpa showing Laine where to hammer to keep the window in place.|
|All working together!|
|Jacob did all the screening around the top - ventilation is key in a greenhouse.|
|Dad standing in the "doorway" of the house.|
|Jacob stapling more screens - he did a great job and had to work on a ladder!|
|Laine and her auto-hammer!|
|Dad and his regular hammer.|
|I love it!|
This isn't a normal thing to do on a holiday break, except for our family!