Rustic Greenhouse Project


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Making a traditional Glass Greenhouse from scrap timber.
I built this last year 2016 after the demise of my flimsy aluminium structure succumbed to strong winds.....Just thought I'd share my exploits with the group from my Facebook album...I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed building it
The Woodpile - scrap lumber will soon be transformed.
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Lets get Cutting
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Blank Side Panel, Glass will eventually be placed in the top section
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Boarded Side Panel
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Checking the Angles
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First Panel finished complete with initial coat of Cuprinol Forest Green wood stain (needs another coat)......Window back slips fitted
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Wow you are moving right along! I can't wait to see it.
I'm going to turn my sunroom into a greenhouse I think. I love the idea of it.
 
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A second coat of preserve on the first side panel, looks a lot better, I will give it a third though.....The second panel to the right will have an opening window for ventilation rather than on the roof.
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Still quite a lot of timber work before I can glaze and fit the guttering etc..at least the roof is on lol..a little bigger than I'd envisaged from the plans in my head.....
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Very nice. You mention glaze, are you going to use real glass?
 
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All the alignment spars have gone, Freestanding...still a lot of work to be done...slowly but surely it's comming together now.
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Small Ventilation Portal commonly known as an opening window lol
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I needed a doorway...
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A little sideways shift...for a lick of paint
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Door hung and given another brush over with wood preserve...Not happy with this One Coat business....its had about 4 already and I'm not overly happy with it....I may buy something more expensive if its going to be of a thicker consistency and cover better.....
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How many coats does it take....getting there slowly, roof strengthening noggins fitted...I will make the staging and prep ready for glazing next week
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and the Heavens opened...Grrrr rain stops play for today...so glad its well coated with preservative but would have liked to have got the roof window slips and stops fitted....another day perhaps
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Glazing has begun - this evening I started on the roof section. I need to seal all off and attach the fascia's and complete the guttering before moving downward.
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Working on the guttering and fascias over the weekend, weather permitting
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Ordering these for the gable end Finials....The Green Man...reminds me of a pub I used to frequent lol
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