Greenhouses forum: MY 8x12 DIY GREENHOUSE

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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 10:08 AM CST
Hi
Last March when I started the annual repairs on my old Solex Greenhouse (loved that Greenhouse) my wife said it was time to retire it.
She told me it was time to buy a new kit but when I starting looking around and saw the quality and prices I decided to build my own.
It took me just under 2 months from start of design to finish. Being retired allowed me to devote full time to it.
I tried to take a picture at the end of each day.
I hope this may help gives others ideas for their own greenhouse.
Total cost was about $3600. Hurray!

Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Mar 11, 2019 10:10 AM CST
Hi Jim, we'd love to see your photos of your new greenhouse!
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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 10:13 AM CST
My pictures did not post!
Maybe 44 pictures overloaded system?
Here are the first few starting with the old Solex.


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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 10:16 AM CST
4 pictures worked. Will try five this time.
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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 10:17 AM CST
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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 10:19 AM CST
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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 10:22 AM CST
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Mar 11, 2019 10:23 AM CST
Hurray! That worked! Looks like you're building a very nice new greenhouse! Where is Dayton? It looks like it's out in the boonies.
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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 10:25 AM CST
This is it! These pictures were all taken from March 26 to May 20, 2018.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Mar 11, 2019 10:27 AM CST
It looks like your new Greenhouse is working out well for you! Great job! I love your doggie helpers, and the cute kids.
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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 10:34 AM CST
plantmanager said: Hurray! That worked! Looks like you're building a very nice new greenhouse! Where is Dayton? It looks like it's out in the boonies.

Hi
I built it last year. Just moved my seedlings out to the Greenhouse a couple days ago. (was 24 degrees night before last)
Dayton is about 15 miles east of Carson City in northern Nevada (500 miles north and not near as warm or populated as Las Vegas).
Jim
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Mar 11, 2019 10:59 AM CST
To me, it looks like you're in a much nicer part of Nevada! I remember taking a trip through that area once. We hardly ever met another car. One place I remember from that trip is Ely, across the state from you.

Enjoy that new greenhouse. Looks great and am sure your seedlings will do well in it.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
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McCannon
Mar 11, 2019 1:48 PM CST
@chukar Looks great. Any chance we could get a cost breakdown? Inquiring minds want to know Smiling .
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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plantmanager
Mar 11, 2019 2:34 PM CST
I'd like to see that too. I need another greenhouse and was thinking of building something similar. I didn't know it would be that costly, although wood is very expensive now.
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Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
emddvm
Mar 11, 2019 5:29 PM CST
Nice job.
Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 11, 2019 9:25 PM CST
plantmanager said:I'd like to see that too. I need another greenhouse and was thinking of building something similar. I didn't know it would be that costly, although wood is very expensive now.


I have all the info from the build costs etc but have not put it into a presentable format. I can tell you that the polycarbonate alone was over $1300 with shipping. Pressure treated wood is pricy also. It laughed at 60 mph winds this winter.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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plantmanager
Mar 11, 2019 10:16 PM CST
That's ok. What thickness is the polycarbonate? That's great it has passed the 60mph winds test! You did a great job on it.
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Name: Jim
Dayton Nevada (Zone 7a)
Greenhouse
chukar
Mar 12, 2019 7:50 AM CST
plantmanager said:That's ok. What thickness is the polycarbonate? That's great it has passed the 60mph winds test! You did a great job on it.


Thank you!
It is 8mm Lexan Softlite.

Josie63
Mar 16, 2019 3:00 PM CST
chukar said:Hi
Last March when I started the annual repairs on my old Solex Greenhouse (loved that Greenhouse) my wife said it was time to retire it.
She told me it was time to buy a new kit but when I starting looking around and saw the quality and prices I decided to build my own.
It took me just under 2 months from start of design to finish. Being retired allowed me to devote full time to it.
I tried to take a picture at the end of each day.
I hope this may help gives others ideas for their own greenhouse.
Total cost was about $3600. Hurray!




What a fantastic greenhouse and such an inspiration. Your staging design is brilliant and has given me some good ideas for when I get my new polytunnel set up! Hubby will be busy!! Thank You!
Name: Dee
FL
parttimegardner
Mar 16, 2019 6:11 PM CST
What a wonderful greenhouse! Great job! Thumbs up

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