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Building a greenhouse

My wife wanted to put a greenhouse on this side of the house so I have to bring it up to grade. So far I had three 12-ton trucks of crushed concrete and a truck of broken concrete chunks delivered. Even with the tractor there has been a lot of handwork. I have drawn out a design for it. The green house is going to be 20’ by 20’ and made of wood with polycarbonate panels. It will have a foundation. We have another green house for starts near the vegi garden as well.
Some photos of where it is going, I will put boxwood along the bottom of the wall or something nice. The foundation forms you see on the left are for the garage I am hopping to finish this year. The gray building past it is the woodshed I had to make as my old one fell down. I have to paint it still.
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Re: Building a greenhouse

My wife wanted it here near the house, so far it has taken 5 trucks of rock products, a bit more work than I wanted. I did gravel the road around it although.
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Re: Building a greenhouse

I now have the pad done and leveled, it took way to many trucks of rock and fill. Now for the foundation.

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Re: Building a greenhouse

It is coming along now.

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Re: Building a greenhouse

@tomf Nice size greenhouse! Did you ever finish this greenhouse build? I would love to see the rest to completion if you have more pictures.
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Re: Building a greenhouse

It is done now
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Re: Building a greenhouse

Pics??????
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Re: Building a greenhouse

I do not know why the pictures I posted did not post, maybe it was me. But here are some.
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Real nice looking greenhouse @tomf. You should be proud of your accomplishment!
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Re: Building a greenhouse

Oh! Oh! I have the perfect emoticon for this —

Image <— Green with Envy Apple

:lol: Fantastic job @tomf ! Absolutely fabulous!
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Re: Building a greenhouse

Thanks guys my design turned out nice and everyone who comes buy loves it, I have a store bought one from Harbor Freight that the panels will not stay on so I may have to rip it down and make a new one there. It will be one I build, it will not be so big as it is just a seed starting greenhouse.
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You have skills Tom, and space. I have neither, I am really green with envy too. I would like to borrow Apple's emoticon,
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