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    Default Green House Ideas

    Was thinking about building a reasonably priced Green House and was hoping that you folks could post up a pic of yours. It's interesting how inovative people can get, so seeing whats out there will give me some ideas on sizes,materials, etc. Thanx

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    Here is a few of mine going up. The lumber came off a shed demo project.

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    Got a bit carried away. It has become the hideout after work. A great place to unwind, rain or shine. I was still eating tomatoes in February!
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    Nice bullbuster! I don't have one yet, but since I have five kids, the washer and dryer are running almost non - stop, so I've been thinking about putting one up on the dryer vent side of the house. I might get some cheap heat in there that way.

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    Holy crap Bullbuster, that's NICE!
    We did the same on our place less the heat and insulation, 10' x 20', on the back of the house. It extends the season a couple weeks on each end and makes a great place to sit in the evening, mosquito free.
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    Here's a very detailed greenhouse plan that can be done inexpensively. This lady has a blog, lives in Alaska, and has a ton of detailed project plans. http://ana-white.com/2012/05/plans/barn-greenhouse


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    Working at cleaning out my 16 x 16 green house. If your really into it that gets small fast.

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    I put one up this spring. You can read about it here.

    It cost me around $1200 bucks in lumber (10x16 on skids). I got the fiberglass panels from my father-in-law. They were 30 years old, but still seem to work. Of course, an even cheaper option (if less durable) is visqueen. If I had to buy new panels, I'd have been looking at another $1000. Old windows on craigslist can be cheap, but I figure the framing would be a pain in the butt if you were using windows of various sizes.

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    You might be interested in this greenhouse design. http://aes.missouri.edu/swcenter/res...greenhouse.pdf

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    Here is another greenhouse design that would work well in Alaska http://www.buildeazy.com/photo-green...ristenson.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullbuster View Post
    Got a bit carried away. It has become the hideout after work. A great place to unwind, rain or shine. I was still eating tomatoes in February!
    That is one awesome green house you have there..... Do you grow through the winter also?

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