Greenhouse #5: Its coming along

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 1906 days ago 956 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the last couple of days we have made some progress on the greenhouse. I finished framing the roof, made the vents, trucked some nice crushed stone into the “walkway” and coated all the wood in a mixture of sunflower oil, activated charcoal and iron oxide (from LV). DW helped (did most) with the staining.

Next is to apply the plastic to the top and bottom, connect the two and make the door.

I was thinking about using lag bolts to keep the roof and sides together, but tonight I decided that I will use ¼ bolts, washers and nuts. This will allow me to take it apart more easily if I need to replace a section.

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#1 posted 1906 days ago

I thought to build something like this once but found the process intimidating. I like your ability to take on a wide variety of projects.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 1906 days ago

Tks. I seem to make quicker progress with this sort of stuff.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 1906 days ago

A very nice pictorial story Zuki.

It’ll be nice to see your Tomato plants.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 1906 days ago

looks good so far

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1903 days ago

Where did you get the idea for the finish?
What is it designed to do? Does it protect against rot? termites?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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