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Green house 2 #1: introduction

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Blog entry by wlusink posted 08-29-2017 08:12 PM 303 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, what happens when your sister in law has an orchid passion as well? (referring to my other blog post about orchid green houses)

Your wife will ask you to build a green house for your sister in law.

And what do we do? We build the green house, of course! And we like it that way!

The requirements were slightly different this time. The idea was to keep the green house more open, as opposed to have it fully covered in netting.

This is the current state, after 6 4hour days: (see the rest of the posts in this series)

The featured image is actually a screen shot with my phone of a video I made to show my sister in law my SketchUp design.

I’m still building this greenhouse, so writing this article will be an ongoing process. So more is coming in the coming, say, four weeks. (I’m only building a few hours per weekend).

materials
3×6″ cut lengthwise to create 3×3″ beams. 6’6″ length. These are the standing legs
1×3″ cut to 7′ length (eventually most of them will be 6’6″ length, but I cut them on site.
Deck screws
tools
These are the tools I have and used:

hand saw
circular saw
electrical screwdriver / drill
tape measure
square
level
sanding paper, detail sanding machine
step by step instructions
These instructions are the way I built this green house. It’s maybe not the most efficient way to build, but I just think up the construction along the way. For me, this is the most fun to build it. Sometimes I look at what I made and then don’t know how to proceed. Then it’s time to take a moment and think it through. There’s always a solution, so when inspiration comes, I continue

-- Wouter - Life starts where your comfort zone ends



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