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The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« on: August 13, 2016, 05:03:15 AM »
Just finished off the greenhouse drawing for the misses. Now I need to cut some trees down and get to work. Plan is red pine 6x6 and the floor plan is 9'x12'. Polycarbonate 8mm roof with a mix of used windows to keep the costs down. I will post the progress here, wish me luck!.

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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 05:49:25 AM »
Forgot the best part, I managed to get some more tools with the deal, Makita 7104L Chain Mortiser, 3" slick, 2" and 1.5" TF chisel. Ordered a Borneman from the TFG, just waiting for that shipment.

I also drew up ponies that I saw in a magazine, need these since I donít think my cheep horses will stand up to the task. For those of you who use sketchup, I will upload the .skp file here and also in the depository.

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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 08:47:28 AM »
Geeg,
I own a glass shop in Michigan, and occasionally our suppliers will put sheets of polycarbonate on sale.  If you don't already have a source, check a local glass shop.  I will also frequently just sell a sheet just above cost instead of retail to help my customers out.  Our sheets here are 48" by 96".  Good luck with your project.

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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2016, 08:51:47 AM »
Geeg, a small matter, turn the tenon 90 degrees that enters the base beam to avoid excessive cross grain loss.
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2016, 10:12:17 AM »
Thanks for the info Glassman. That's kind of what I thought to Roger but have a look at the drawing, maybe I missed something?

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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2016, 01:19:53 PM »
Mortises have to go with the grain not cross grain:

 

 

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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2016, 11:45:17 PM »
Thanks Jim, Fixed

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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2016, 05:05:20 AM »
Well, I finally broke ground and started on the wife's green house.


This was just a layout with the intended area for the build.


Was able to score some of the windows however still need to find many more.


We ended up putting in two loads, one of pit run and the other was crushed limestone as a base. Also used 2" foam with 6mil polly under the whole foundation.


Got the base down, used 2x6 pressure treated lumber screwed to the pine base with foam.


End of a long day, managed to cut down 4 pines for the project.
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2016, 08:08:22 AM »
Looking good.
I run some metal conduit,Ĺ" down the middle of ours. Hooked it up with some small chain that was made for the foor foot lights and all was well to hang the hanging baskets from it.
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2016, 12:51:53 PM »
That's looking nice!  But, there seems to be an awful lot of trees/shade around!  Are you planning to cut some for the build?
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2016, 02:10:31 AM »
Looking good.
I run some metal conduit,Ĺ" down the middle of ours. Hooked it up with some small chain that was made for the foor foot lights and all was well to hang the hanging baskets from it.

That's a great idea!, was thinking of a solar system.
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2016, 02:14:11 AM »
That's looking nice!  But, there seems to be an awful lot of trees/shade around!  Are you planning to cut some for the build?

The green house is right on the edge of the tree line, it gets the morning sun and will receive the afternoon sun as well with a little thinning to do. Those red pines around the structure will not cast much of a shadow.
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2016, 03:53:58 AM »
Added some more pics of the build.


Putting up the rear bent section.




Shaving a little off for a better fit.


Almost finished raising the bents, little harder when you are doing it all by yourself.
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2016, 06:22:34 AM »
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2016, 08:10:44 PM »
Looks good.

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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2016, 03:15:23 AM »

Fitting the knee braces.


I am sure there is an easier way to put these things up?, man that is hard work.


Make sure to use gloves if you will be beating on the wood with a mallet, tend to get blisters, don't ask me how I know.


End of a long day.
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2016, 10:25:49 AM »
Looking good.

More hands make lite work.

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2016, 11:27:21 PM »
Have the main structure done, didn't get any of the shots getting the rafters in place or the purlins but the wife did get some video, just have to figure how to upload that to youtube. Got some closeups of some of the joint work, remember this is my first build so be gentle.















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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2016, 01:54:42 AM »
That sure is pretty!
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Re: The wife asked for a GreenHouse
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2016, 05:47:00 AM »
Yes,it does look good. Like the curved supports.
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