March 28, 2011

Building a Greenhouse

Girls can build stuff too!
My clotheslines turned out great so I thought I'd go a step bigger. I have always wanted a greenhouse so I decided to build one. I already had my spot picked out. It's an 8 x 8 pad that a building used to sit on. The building is now in the field for the donkey or goats or geese, whatever needs it. But the pad is mine! I had a picnic table on it for awhile but I think a greenhouse would be much better here.


I hopped in the truck and went to True Value. I spent approximately $100 for 29 - 2 x 4's.


Grabbed the saw horses, a hammer, some power tools, tape measure, nails and screws that I already had in the building and started working. I occasionally had to stop to give Luke a push on the tire swing but swinging aside I managed to get this much done before my husband came home from work and I said SURPRISE!


I have a big roll of plastic just waiting to be added but I have to wait until my next day off which is Friday! I don't know if I can wait that long. I am so excited!

27 comments:

Julia said...

That is great! You did a fantastic job. I too will have a greenhouse one of these days. It's on the "honey do" list.

Teresa said...

What a wonderful project! It's looking great.

Gorges Smythe said...

So far, so good! Keep up the good work!

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I love that you started building it yourself! I hope Friday comes soon for ya. :-D

texwisgirl said...

Holy smokes! You're very handy! Do you do contract work? Interested in coming to Texas? Ha!

Scott McCray said...

Lookin' good! Congratulations!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Wow! That's awesome! I've wanted a greenhouse but have never thought about building my own! Can't wait to find out where you bought the plastic and how you're going to attach it....I hope you will share:)

Rose H (UK) said...

My goodness, what a fabulous job!

Joe said...

Looks good.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You go girl! It looks great, can't wait to see how it turns out:@)

Phiddy said...

You rock girl! What a great job you have done.
I hope you post the rest of your work on the greenhouse. What will you do for a door and ventilation?

Megan said...

Whaaaattt?! That's awesome!
Did you just come up with that or did you have a plan/blueprint? If you say you just made that up as you went along I'm gonna die! It's fab!

Cher' Shots said...

WoW you rock! I love the table already setting in your new greenhouse. Will be waiting for pics of the finished project!
'hugs from afar'

LindaG said...

That is great!
I am sure if I had done that, it would not have turned out nearly so straight. But go you! I can't wait to see you finish it. :)

dibear said...

WOW! I'm impressed. I can't wait to show this to my hubby. :)

sawn61 said...

I knew you could do it. My sister built herself a goat barn with the help of another sister or two. Women CAN build.Don't forget the tie downs. Ky. weather can get rough at times.

Callie said...

Wonderful! I love building stuff too. I need a truck.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

The blueprint was in my head but I have to say I made some of it up as I went along! I also built my chicken coop last year so I had some "experience". I bought 4 ml plastic from Lowe's and I will probably attach it with my staple gun. Have to see how that works. I have read that the plastic from Lowe's doesn't hold up as well as actual greenhouse plastic you can order online so I may have to use it next year. I have the 2-ft pieces of 2 x 4 left from where I cut the 8 feet ones down to 6 for the sides and I plan on using those to make some fold out windows. I have a small heater that I picked up at a yard sale a couple of years ago that will be the perfect size when I need some heat. It's close enough to my building to have electric and water nearby. I'll will definitely post how I did it and the finished project. I hope it doesn't rain Friday!! I should be able to get it finished then.

Rural Revival said...

That's awesome! I'm impressed, very cool. : )

Linda said...

Wow! It looks great! I have always wanted a green house.

Mike said...

Awesome! You are quite the framer! I hope you bought the greenhouse grade plastic! We bought the hardware store plastic last year and It didn't last the season before turning brittle.

Changes in the wind said...

You are amazing!!

covnitkepr1 said...

Of course girls can build things...and you just proved it.

Just checking back to read any postings you may have written.

I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

Toyin O. said...

That looks really great, good job!

Granny Annie said...

You are my hero. I have always wanted to try something like that but didn't dare. Perhaps I shall become braver.

troyl33 said...

Nice! It seems like it'll turn out to be a great green house. You can find a bunch of greenhouse supplies online. Thought you might be interested as you finish up your greenhouse. It looks amazing!

ITFarmer said...

How did the greenhouse look when you were finished ? I bet that cement floor is great for keeping the temperature stable overnight, I made my own with a wood floor, so the temp. drops very quickly when the sun goes down.

I also like your site, and think it has a great deal in common with my own. I'm adding a link to your site as I type =)

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