The greenhouse-make over

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SlipperKing

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I haven't been around much of the summer or fall because the greenhouse was literally falling apart around me. The four foot solid side walls, some on the front and on the back was rotting and falling off. This would be the third time replacing it and it was time come up with a better solution.
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I discided to stop wasting money and go with twinwall polycarbonate
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The start
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I finished the front and both sides
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As I tried to adjust my chair one rainy day in the greenhouse to keep from getting wet, the idea of a new roof popped! That was my next project
I had to remove the center as well as the shade cloth first. A bit worried about sun burn but it never happen
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My daughter's boyfriend helping
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Finished and beautiful to look at
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No more getting wet!
 

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So as I wait to accumulate more funds to replace the sloped side walls, I'm replacing the old benches and adding a nice size potting bench as well.
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Building a two stacked bench on the east wall. 3ft bottom and a 2 ft top
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Stretching the wire
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Next bench and complete
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The potting bench
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Now for all this open space in the middle, more benches. Two more doubles 3 an 2 ft by 10ft each
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I'll elevate the two ft later, its Thanksgiving!
 

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SK may I make a suggestion? When I was building my gh and benches, a long time gh grower suggested that instead
of one post at each bench corner to use two 2 x 4s on each corner. Does that make sense? One on the short side
and one on the long side of each bench. It costs a bit more (sheesh on the price of lumber!), but the benches are
quite steady and more easily moved. My gh is at least 25 years old and the benches are still holding up beautifully.
If you're interested in saving a little more money, my late husband who was a hydroelectric engineer built my greenhouse
with gh plastic in three layers with ample dead air space of six inches. Saves sooo much money to build and works
to keep my temps steady and each panel can be replaced if damaged. None have been damaged, but they could
have. The gh plastic is much, much cheaper than the polycarbonate.
 

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SK may I make a suggestion? When I was building my gh and benches, a long time gh grower suggested that instead
of one post at each bench corner to use two 2 x 4s on each corner. Does that make sense? One on the short side
and one on the long side of each bench. It costs a bit more (sheesh on the price of lumber!), but the benches are
quite steady and more easily moved. My gh is at least 25 years old and the benches are still holding up beautifully.
If you're interested in saving a little more money, my late husband who was a hydroelectric engineer built my greenhouse
with gh plastic in three layers with ample dead air space of six inches. Saves sooo much money to build and works
to keep my temps steady and each panel can be replaced if damaged. None have been damaged, but they could
have. The gh plastic is much, much cheaper than the polycarbonate.
YES.. Dead air space is the best insulatio!
 
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