Greenhouse #2: The Middle

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 05-02-2009 12:47 AM 1151 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Beginning Part 2 of Greenhouse series Part 3: Its Going Up (Pic heavy) »

Tonight I built the back wall for the greenhouse. When measuring for the top plate I had to subtract the measurements for the two outside walls. I didn’t realize this until I had it all put together…At least I never cut it to short in the beginning. Here I am holding up the new back wall with the two side walls in the background. Oh…I still have to install the braces.

FYI I am using screws for all of the construction. I hate nails.

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#1 posted 05-02-2009 12:50 AM

Have you glued the joint, or are you just relying on the mechanical join? I screwed my garden gate and I found it worked quite a bit, so I went back and repaired it and glued the joints. It worked well through the summer …but didn’t last the winter so now I have to rebuild it again. This time I’ll do something completely different…not sure what yet.

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#2 posted 05-02-2009 12:57 AM

Nope . . . no glue. Just screws. I have built a couple of garden items without glue (just using screws) and they have not moved. I’m hoping my luck holds out. :-)

I did have quite a bit of fun however ripping 2×4s have having them bow like crazy. Gotta love releasing that internal stress . . . arg !

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#3 posted 05-02-2009 01:21 AM

Good start

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