|Project by Lumber2Sawdust||posted 11-30-2010 05:01 AM||2604 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This isn’t completely a woodworking project, but I did get a lot of woodworking practice in the process. Our 2 car garage has enough space at the back for a pretty comfortable workshop. Just out the side door is this greenhouse. My wife is an avid gardener. Living in the foothills outside CO, there are lots of hungry critters wandering through (deer, elk, etc) and it gets COLD – 3 degrees as I write this!
I used a router more in building this greenhouse than I ever have before in my life. All of the glass for the front (first 2 photos) is reused from a commercial greenhouse that I got for almost nothing from CraigsList. In order to make them double pane, I routed a groove in the edge of some redwood, then built them into frames for each window using lap joints, and Titebond III.
Since this was entirely custom built and framed, I had to do a lot of “design” around the glass we had, and some carpentry and woodworking. The roof (third picture) is the glass from 22 patio doors. This was a very challenging project. Imagine a 200+ pound guy walking around on glass, 9 feet above the ground. That is what I had to do to attach the glass on the roof! That was exhausting.
There is still a lot to do, at the request of the user: electric, lighting, irrigation, etc. At least it is enclosed and ready for the winter. And we’ll have fresh tomatoes much earlier in the season! The fourth picture is sort of a bird’s eye view from nearby.
Now that the important stuff is done here, I can get back to my other projects. I finished the workbench (my first project posted here) and some gifts for christmas gifts.
thanks for looking.