Diy Salvaged Window Greenhouse
I’m so excited as I write this, I have asked my hubby for years to help me make one of these.
I’ve saved windows I’ve picked from the side of the road. Some of these I’ve had 10 years.
I promise I’m not a hoarder, Okay I might be of old chippy items! But can you blame me? Don’t really answer that!
First we put the windows together to find out which way I wanted them to be connected. I didn’t have four of the same size so we improvised. We screwed all of these together right into the frames. Then we put a small frame around the top to even out the space on top of the windows (since they were not all the same size) that way we had something to nail the rafters to.
Then we cut some boards to put on the bottom for the floor. and we cut some old spindles I had (I told you I save things) and used them for the legs. We screwed them on before continuing with the top.
Then he made some “rafters” from some smaller boards we had. And then we used some old galvanized steel roofing, yes I had that laying around too, okay I may have a problem. We screwed that to the top and bottom roof boards.
The fourth window that we didn’t screw to the other boards, we used a couple of hinges to attach it to the end of one of the other windows to act as the door.
I’m going to hang a cute sign from the top yet. I love it! I’m going to move it out by the garden where there is more sunlight. Then I am going to move my baby plants out in there. Here is a pic after I hung the sign now to get my plants in there.
We did this absolutely free! So maybe it maybe it pays to be a hoarder .
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The Violet Letter on May 13, 2023
We are not hoarders… we are gleaners!! Think of how much we keep out of landfills!!
Linda Moore on May 14, 2023
Love your set up!!!!
Corine Mapes- Junk to Gems on May 14, 2023
Thank you so much!
Not sure this acts as a greenhouse as it has nothing to protect the plants with just a roof over the top and not enclosed. Is it just made to be ornamental?