Nancy L
Nancy L
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  • Mountain City, TN

Building a Greenhouse From Old Windows

10 Materials
$1500.00
10 Months
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I wanted a greenhouse so we found windows on Craigslist, not quite enough but we already had some smaller ones.
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
So day two the post have set in concrete and the band is added
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Next the rafters go up, this is where a buddy comes in handy.
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Rafters are done and everything tied in .
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
The first of many windows going in, it was like putting a puzzle together.
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
More windows
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Got the gravel in before the last wall of windows
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Adding some siding on the corners and under the windows where the potting table and gas heater will be.
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Nothing like a little paint to pretty it up.
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
This is the roof , it's two layers of polycarbonate panels with a two inch air space between them .
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
A view of the potting table and gas wall heater
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Plant shelves and lots of hanging basket hooks.
building a greenhouse from old windows, diy, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
The gutters are up complete with a rain barrel for watering. Some landscapes get to make it all cozy looking. Some of the pictures were taken in the early evening making it look shaded, the greenhouses eats full sun until about 4pm with only the potting table in the shade in the later part of the afternoon.
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3 of 11 questions
  • Afr10767780
    on Sep 15, 2018

    Is the roof sturdy?

    • Gilmer Gal
      on Sep 16, 2018

      Looks like it has plenty of framing to handle keeping the roof sturdy. It's not that large of a building.


  • Afr10767780
    on Sep 15, 2018

    How much would a person have to pay?

    • Larry Oed
      on Oct 24, 2018

      The windows i used i would look around town for windows on the curb or put out for city trash day

      So they did not cost anything except a little gas

  • Kathleen Church
    on Sep 22, 2018

    I have snow in the winter, would the roof hold a lot of snow?

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  • Mary Coakley
    on Sep 26, 2018

    Am . envious of your greenhouse and potting.shed.it's. fabulous I can still wish

  • Vicki
    on Oct 1, 2018

    What a great build! Looks charming too.

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