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Re: Building A Greenhouse
« Reply #100 on: May 20, 2020, 07:56:07 AM »
Great greenhouse, but I would find some shades and move in.  could just mow once a week, instead of vacuuming.  :D
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« Reply #101 on: May 20, 2020, 08:07:18 AM »
That is a really nice looking building, you did a great job, thanks for sharing it with us.

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« Reply #102 on: May 20, 2020, 04:12:35 PM »
Thanks. Im sort of using this thread as a journal for myself too so I can remember what I did. I finally finished the outside wood...its a great day. Tomorrow Ill start caulking again.

 
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« Reply #103 on: May 23, 2020, 06:04:23 AM »
The outside is basically finished!

 
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« Reply #104 on: May 23, 2020, 06:09:33 AM »
That is the nicest greenhouse I have seen.  I hope you will continue sharing this project with the FF as you start growing plants inside.  

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« Reply #105 on: June 08, 2020, 06:57:08 PM »
Now that the exterior is done, Ive begun work on finishing the interior. First, the electrical wiring was roughed in.
Today, I started work on some ceiling boards. In an earlier post, I showed the cypress being milled and then dried in my kiln. I made enough boards  (hopefully) to use for the ceiling areas along the back half of the greenhouse. I cut them 12 wide x 1/2 thick... so the finished product is a bit smaller due to blade width and drying.
I began prepping them for installation by first ripping each board on my table saw to a more consistent width of 11 1/4. This will make them fit together snugly on the ceiling. Next, I ran the best side through my old planer to get one smooth and consistent surface to paint:



Next, I brushed on one coat of polyshades stain/varnish. I really like this product since it saves a ton of time and effort applying a quick and durable finish.


 


Tomorrow I hope to begin installing them into the rear storage area ceiling. Ill be installing them alone, and weight was a BIG factor in the thickness of the boards.....1/2 (3/8 finished) Ill hold the board up with one hand and staple gun in the other...fun! Im using a cheap harbor freight staple gun with 1 3/8 staples. It does a great job even though it is cheap! Ill post more photos later.

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« Reply #106 on: June 09, 2020, 02:17:59 PM »
The rear storage ceiling begins.....



 
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« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2020, 10:53:58 AM »
Ceiling is DONE! Hurrah!

 
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« Reply #108 on: June 15, 2020, 07:36:58 PM »
Worked on the walls this weekend. I ran out of siding though, so started sawing my last two cypress logs...got about 50 pieces plus a lot of miscellaneous 1 stock. Ill be using almost every little piece of the last logs. Heres a photo of the rear wall ready to caulk and paint:




 
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« Reply #109 on: June 17, 2020, 01:34:11 PM »
That is amazing, I'm assuming cypress will stand up well to the high moisture content? We don't have much cypress in our swamps around here so I'm not familiar with how it does as siding.

I come back to look every time there is a post on this thread, mainly because it is such a great looking building.

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« Reply #110 on: June 19, 2020, 09:38:22 PM »
Thanks! Glad you are interested. Its been a long haul, but I hope to finish by the end of next month. The storage area is done except for paint, which Ill start Monday.

 
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« Reply #111 on: June 19, 2020, 10:11:52 PM »
Very nice, like the clear finish on the ceiling boards, was hoping for the same on the walls.

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« Reply #112 on: June 23, 2020, 07:51:54 PM »
I know man. A clear finish would look great, and even be much easier to do. But I used white so that I could see stuff in the storage room more easily. I did the same on my barn storage area I built a few years ago.
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« Reply #113 on: June 30, 2020, 05:15:50 PM »
Happy, happy, happy! Storage room is DONE. I had to take those heavy doors off one by one and cut them for a good fit before installing the hardware. Makes me remember why I needed help to tote them out there from my shop. Also installed the electrical plugs, switch, and lights. Tomorrow I plan on building a ramp so I can ride my mower in there, and build a rack for implements such as shovels and rakes. Later...

 
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« Reply #114 on: June 30, 2020, 08:41:31 PM »
Thumbs up for you Sir!!  thumbs-up
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« Reply #115 on: June 30, 2020, 09:16:56 PM »
I like it.  Would like to build one like it, but if I did, the taxes would go up so much I would have to put it up for sale.

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« Reply #116 on: July 01, 2020, 07:23:39 PM »
Ha! Wish you COULD build one too! Its definitely been a long haul, labor of love. I set mini goals to accomplish each time I go out. I persevere until my old body gives out. It was unbelievably humid and hot, even though I started at 6:30 am and worked until 11:00. Then I went inside and worked on my day job...drawing house plans. 
Anyway, I got two things done today with leftover boards. First I made a ramp so I can ride my mower into the area, as well as roll different push mowers, etc. inside. Next I made a vertical storage bin for shovels, rakes, etc. I made it 18 above the floor so I can also put stuff below it. It was made literally from cutoff cypress waste boards! I use almost every piece that I cut and dry on my mill. I always save small bark edge cuts that many folks trash, making sure to square at least one edge for table saw accuracy later. For instance, all the little 1 1/2 slats were from scraps left over from squaring up cypress fascia and corner boards done a few weeks back.
Heres photos of todays work:

 

  
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« Reply #117 on: July 01, 2020, 09:27:25 PM »
Like the rack!!!!!
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« Reply #118 on: July 05, 2020, 08:35:21 PM »
Planman, good looking shelf/rack!
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« Reply #119 on: July 06, 2020, 09:23:42 PM »
You are a whiz, Planman!


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