Greenhouses forum: Recycled material Green house

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Name: Tom
Southern Maine (Zone 5a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Tom
Apr 14, 2013 1:39 PM CST
This is the start of my recycled material green house. As a Carpenter I come across TONS of material all the time. I am making use of these sliding doors and windows I Smiling collected a few months ago. Today I was trying to find a quick and easy way to assemble this with the ability to disassemble it easily if I want to.
I went through a few ideas until I noticed a bevel on the bottom of the slider and figured I would increase the bevel angle more and that would then set the angle of the upper glass. After that I just attached a cross brace from top to bottom to keep the top window secure while standing it. The panel is 4 feet wide by 6 feet 8 inches tall.
I have three of these doors but think I may just stay with two for now. I'm just gonna use plastic for now for the ends. And I still need to level it before I attach the door and window set. Thumb of 2013-04-14/Tom/a97ff5
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Apr 14, 2013 1:45 PM CST
That's really cool. I'm excited to watch your progress. Thanks for sharing.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 14, 2013 2:21 PM CST
It's nice to be handy and able to recycle materials
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Name: Tom
Southern Maine (Zone 5a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Tom
Apr 15, 2013 5:00 PM CST
Here's tonights progress: I leveled and staked a 2X4 for the glass to sit on(it should be Pressure Treated, but its not, because I didn't have any on hand and its kind of a test to see how it all works out ). Then I prepared the other glass panel. After that I screwed both panels to the 2X4 on the bottom. I then mulled the two top panels together to keep the panels tight together. Then I proceeded to to apply the plastic to the end with strapping(thin scraps of wood) to secure it in place.
Now I just need to make some sort of quick framing for a nice working plastic door.....but thats for tomorrow....or the day after, LOL.Thumb of 2013-04-15/Tom/3a3759
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Rolling my eyes.
Benjamin Franklin’s admonition made over 200 years ago when he said, “Security and freedom are not the same thing… in fact just the opposite. The more security you seek, the less freedom you have. The people with the most security are in jail. That’s why they call it maximum security.”
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Apr 15, 2013 5:15 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!

Great start!

CherrilynnGilli
May 22, 2013 5:04 AM CST
Wow that's awesome.I will also try to implement this in my garden.I think we all must do some things like these to contribute in the green environment.Furniture

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