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Re: Building A Greenhouse
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2018, 07:25:06 PM »
More progress on the front three block high wall. It will be painted later, so block color was not important. A 2x8 will be set on the front wall. The windows will be set on that.
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2018, 08:20:27 PM »
I have greenhouse Envy !
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2018, 08:58:27 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2018, 02:33:31 PM »
The block

 
work is done AND painted!
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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2018, 11:14:02 PM »
 
And here is a photo with the treated plate set on the block.
 
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« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2018, 06:20:05 AM »
Looks good!! You will enjoy the greenhouse. Have water to it?
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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2018, 07:22:37 PM »
You gonna have to cut your grass before lawn long.  :)
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« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2018, 07:00:59 PM »
Yep...gonna have city water run to it (stubbed out a 3/4Ē pvc under the footing), as well as 110v ac.  Iím also going to rig a pump of some sort to a water hose in order to use pond water for the plants. The city water is for a sink Iíll use inside the greenhouse.
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2019, 07:22:24 PM »
I finally had some time to start working on the greenhouse doors. I found some old doors down at our local antique alley (where Miss Kay Robertsonís sweet shop is!) I started by replacing all the missing panes of glass. Next, I filled in where the old door knobs were with scrap wood and glue, and then filled in all the voids with wood and filler. I want to be able to use typical door knobs and have them keyed alike to my house. (Update: After completing the frame with screen doors, there was insufficient clearance to use a standard door knob. I had to special order a passage set with a thumb turn knob to fit between the French doors and the screen doors.)

Here they are set in treated frames.  


There will be screen doors set into the jamb which will swing out when the French doors are open in the summer. I began glueing up the screen doors today....a total of four:
Tomorrow Iíll make some half round mold and place into the center of the screen doors, install the half inch welded wire mesh, and finally secure the wire with staples and a small trim. Iíll try to post pictures tomorrow.
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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2019, 06:53:30 PM »
Finally I am to the point where I can start to stand up walls, since the size of doors and windows are known. I had to build the frames for the recycled old doors and windows, and wanted the rough openings to fit with no issues. I decided to start with the rear walls first. Iím working alone, and itís slow,but steady! The storage area feels larger than I had imagined, which is great! We plan on storing lawnmowers,including a riding mower, along with garden tools and shovels as well as fishing supplies for the pond. Hereís a couple of photos of progress as of today:

 

  

Another side wall up today...the first short wall on the blocks.

 
This is the way I build up the short walls...it makes for comfortable nailing height. They stand up easily onto the blocks after framing.

 
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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2019, 06:06:12 PM »
I am happy! All the walls are up. Iím tired, but happy. My brother showed up out of the blue today and helped me unannounced. He is awesome! Anyway, Monday Iíll finish the top plate double out, and get it lined up. The next big thing is the rear joists and rafters. Thanks to all for putting up with all these progress posts from me. I like to use the forum for a reference for myself for later. Thanks Jeff!
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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2019, 05:23:27 PM »
 

 

 
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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2019, 05:28:14 PM »
I canít figure out why all the jibberish appeared on my last post. Maybe Jeff can fix it?
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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2019, 05:51:22 PM »
Because you are copy and pasting from another location. Obviously a mac
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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2019, 06:12:28 PM »
Because you are copy and pasting from another location. Obviously a mac
Thanks Jeff! I did not know that. Consider me informed.
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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2019, 07:54:49 PM »
I would have to fix it the same way you should. Click on modify post and remove all the extra curricular  stuff and save it
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« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2019, 06:00:59 PM »
Itís interesting working by yourself. Like assembling support walls up in the air! One down, one to go!
 

 
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« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2019, 05:58:31 AM »
Looks good. Try putting up trim boards on the eves by yourself. :(
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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2019, 01:54:53 PM »
Yep.
a ladder, or tractor to hold one end, then you on the other end.

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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2019, 09:06:14 PM »
A single nail is my best friend. He holds the other end up while I start on this end.
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