|Written by Sheryl Wiesner|
6x8 Commercial ready to build greenhouse
With a little thought and creativeness anyone can have a greenhouse to be proud of for less than the cost of a commercially produced one.
Things You'll Need:22 2x2x8 pieces of lumbar 1 frame up kit enough Visquene to cover greenhouse or use livestock plastic feed sacks if you live in a mild climate screws cordless screwdriver hand saw Staple gun to secure your outer covering.
Plan your area where you will keep your greenhouse.
Decide what kind of flooring you want.
Assemble everything you will need
Start with 3 of the 2x2x72 inch boards and position the frame up angles at equal distance on each board and secure with screws thru the bottom of the frame up angle.
Insert your rib boards into the sides of the angles of the frame up angles and attach your other two boards as done in step 4 one on either side of the ridge.
Flip the now completed roof over and attach your roof covering material.
Attach the legs by placing the 2x2's into the holes on the angle supports and secure with screws.
Attach your feet to the bottoms of the wood legs and secure with screws.
Cover the rest of the greenhouse with your selected covering material.
Decide if you want it to be fully open in the front or if you wish to have a door.
Decide if you want to install permanent shelves in your greenhouse and use additional 2x2's and plywood cut to fit to create them.
Tips & Warningslumber can expand when wet so you should saw a 2 inch cut into the middle of the ends of each piece of 2x2 boards you can use 1/2x2 wood strips to secure your covering in place by nailing or stapling them over the covering material and the 2x2's If you live in a windy area you may wish to anchor your greenhouse so that it does not catch the wind and flip.