You can build your own greenhouse and save a tonne of money. This greenhouse, which we built roughly six years ago, still appears to be brand-new and is just as robust. We are delighted to share with you our plans; take a look below.
Here’s some photos of the build –
The framed portion is almost finished. For the side walls, we used sections of corrugated metal roofing that were 12′ long.
The corrugated roofing was laid horizontally. We had no problems installing this and it was incredibly simple to do.
In order to make everything look nice and polished, we also removed the corners with metal flashing.
Like it was designed to be, the greenhouse plastic was perfectly positioned over the corrugated metal.
The ends were the only portion that required a little bit of skill, but adding the plastic greenhouse panels wasn’t a big difficulty.
We are thrilled to share the ideas with you after our DIY greenhouse turned out fantastic.
Dimensions are shown above for the DIY Greenhouse. It’s a good size for a standard family of 4 or 5
- 3 – 2×4 @ 10 feet long – use on back wall
- 5 – 2×4 @ 12 feet long – use on sides/ridgepole DO NOT CUT
- 32 – 2×4 @ 8 feet long
- 11 – 12 foot x 26″ standard corrugated plastic greenhouse panels
- 1 – 8 foot long x 26″ wide standard corrugated plastic greenhouse panel (use on door side)
- 3 – 12 foot long tin panels (use on sides and back)
- 1 – 8 foot long tin panel (use on front)
- Tin screws
- 28 – 4′ long ribbing strips
- L flashing (optional for the corners)
- You’ll need either metal gussets for the trusses or to cut plywood ones from 1/2″ plywood