HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE

5 Materials
$400
5 Days
Medium
This greenhouse is a relatively simple design and is a great project if you're jusr getting started with construction materials and framing. Framed completely from 2x4's this sturdy greenhouse is completely customizable to fit your needs. Want a bigger greenhouse? Go for it. Need a smaller greenhouse? Pare this design down to just the right size for you. All the written instructions follow along with the included build video to help everything make more sense. Lets get started!
All the written instructions follow along with the included build video to help everything make more sense. Lets get started!
The wall are constructed using really basic construction methods. I spaced the studs 24" on center.
Once i had four walls I stood them up and connected them together. I used clamps to hold everything in place while standing them up.
The roof is made up of three triangular supports that 2x4'rafters' are connected to.
I got some help from some friends to lift the roof into place once it was built. I used screws to attach it to the rest of the frame.
The shelf system (more info in video) is tied into the studs to make everything more sturdy.
There are definitely cheaper options, but I chose to use clear corrugated panels.
Thanks a lot or checking out the project. Obviously this was a really big project and hard to fit into a photo slideshow, so be sure and check out the video and written article on RyobiNation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwOmUN5B4FY

Suggested materials:

  • Wood
  • Drill
  • Screws
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  • As a native Texan, I curious--did you anchor it to the ground in case of tornadoes or high wind?

    Love this, BTW! A friend and I have been talking about greenhouses all week!
  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jul 14, 2017
    do you plan on heating it in the winter? I would love to have a place for my house plants in the winter, but in Midssouri, would have to heat.
  • Catherine Reardon Catherine Reardon on Jul 12, 2019

    How many 2x4s did you use? What is your material list?

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