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    Gathering parts for a Greenhouse/shop

    I plan on making a greenhouse for my garden...but it could probably work for a small shop too...

    Some of the lumber I've gathered. The grey boards in the left pic are "manufactured" lumber I got from a contractor just before he dropped them in the recycle trailer.


    These are two 4' x 8' double pane window units I got off freecycle. They were from a remodel, and are still in great shape. I got the smaller sliding windows, and screens too. I plan on using them on the sunny side wall of a 20' x 18' building.


    These are three 4' x 8' units. I plan on using 2 of them on the roof.


    I got the smaller sliding windows, and screens too.


    I plan on a wood floor, electricity and water in the bldg. The site is about 15' to 20' from my garage/faucet.

    All I need now is better weather to get started.

    Greg

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    If it was a shop, that shop would certainly have lots of natural light. And, I really like natural light in a shop. Are you planing to use the building as both a greenhouse and a shop?
    Cheers, Frank

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    Frank,

    It will be a "shop" for a short while (I hope) as I add cabinets, shelves, and other things needed to make it a nice greenhouse. With our relatively short growing season, and sun blocking trees on my property, I need to get started early with my seeds. So for now, I'll be focusing on a greenhouse, but the best laid plans can go astray.... Either way, it's going to be an interesting construction project. Actually, my first "building" start to finish, basically by myself. I will have to get some help lifting the windows...they are very heavy!

    Greg

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    Greg,
    GREAT score on the building materials!

    I bet your building turns out great too, and I look forward to seeing it progress.

    If you don’t already have it, twist Frank Pellow’s arm for a CD documenting his shop construction. It contains a veritable wealth of information

    Frank Chaffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Frank,

    It will be a "shop" for a short while (I hope) as I add cabinets, shelves, and other things needed to make it a nice greenhouse. With our relatively short growing season, and sun blocking trees on my property, I need to get started early with my seeds. So for now, I'll be focusing on a greenhouse, but the best laid plans can go astray.... Either way, it's going to be an interesting construction project. Actually, my first "building" start to finish, basically by myself. I will have to get some help lifting the windows...they are very heavy!

    Greg
    Greg,

    Nice collection of material there...

    Good luck with your project. Be sure to ask questions if there are things you think we might be able to help you with. Oh, and be sure to keep us updated with pictures.

    - Marty -
    Fivebraids, Inc.
    When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…

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    Yo! Frank...where's the CD? LOL

    "If you don’t already have it, twist Frank Pellow’s arm for a CD documenting his shop construction. It contains a veritable wealth of information"

    Do you think this would work?







    Would like to get a copy.

    I'll be sure to take pics as the project gets along. All I need is some dry weather breaks to get started, first on the area prep.




    Here's the spot where it'll go. Right in the corner, but not blocking the gate. I may go a bit further to the right of the gate.

    I appreciate all the offers of help. I know I'll be needing it sooner than later....
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 11-04-2006 at 02:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    "If you don’t already have it, twist Frank Pellow’s arm for a CD documenting his shop construction. It contains a veritable wealth of information"

    Do you think this would work?







    Would like to get a copy.

    I'll be sure to take pics as the project gets along. All I need is some dry weather breaks to get started, first on the area prep.




    Here's the spot where it'll go. Right in the corner, but not blocking the gate. I may go a bit further to the right of the gate.

    I appreciate all the offers of help. I know I'll be needing it sooner than later....
    Yup Greg,
    I think that method would work just fine, but I doubt that that much persuasion would be required, as Frank has been very forthcoming with info thus far.

    Should he be playing hard to get these days, before you have the Mounties take him down, PM me and I will burn and send a copy of his disc to you.

    Oops, that may not be legal w/o his permission…

    Not sure what to say at this point…

    Frank Chaffee

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    The journal about the construction of my shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Chaffee View Post
    Greg,

    If you don’t already have it, twist Frank Pellow’s arm for a CD documenting his shop construction. It contains a veritable wealth of information

    Frank Chaffee
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Do you think this would work?

    a photo





    Would like to get a copy.
    ...
    Frank, thanks for the recommendation.

    Greg, I would be happy to mail you a CD with a copy of my journal. Just send me your mailing address in a private email.

    Both of you should know that I am working on a revision to the original notes and expect to have this task completed in about a month. Greg, I recommend that you wait until the revision is ready, but will send you a copy of the original if you really want it. Just let me know
    Cheers, Frank

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    Thanks, Frank PM sent.

    Greg

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    Greg, that spot in your yard is just BEGGING for a workshop, I can hear it all the way over here in Japan!!

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