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Interesting multipurpose building, looks like you were cramed in there prety tight.
 

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Yeah. I had to suck it up to saw anything. I bought the radial arm saw and used it on our front porch to cut the lumber for the hothouse.
 

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Man, I though my basement shop was small! :)
 

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Ahhhh . . . a DeWalt man. I like this guy.
 

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Oh . . . and welcome to LJ. :)
 

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My wife is wanting a hothouse. A few questions if I may.

1. Did you have any plans for this?
2. Where did you get the transulcent corrugated sheets?
3. Pros and cons now that you built it.
4. Is there anything you would change if you had it to build over again?

Any information would be greatly appriciated.

God Bless
tom
 

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No plans. Just sized it to fit in a spot on our land. Used conventional construction techniques to build it. It is built with wolmanized wooden skids so that it can be moved. I put the skids in place on top of some concrete pavers, then notched the skids to accept 2×6 floor joists. Covered the floor joists with 3 sheets of exterior grade 3/4" plywood. Laid base plates around theperimiter and built the walls up from there. The roof rafters are conventional with one enhancement. I made - for want of a better word - stand offs at the peak of the rafters to create a continuous ridge vent in the roof.

It has a window in each of the three walls, plus double doors in the front, and an exhaust fan to provide plenty of ventilation. Summers here are 100+ degrees.

Got the materials at Home Depot.

I should have extended the roofing plastic a few inches further past the lower end of the rafters. The lower runners are beginning to rot and will need to be replaced soon.

The only change is that it probably should have been larger - it's a jungle in there now!
 

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Like the track lighting. Gives me some ideas for my workshop (aka back wall of the garage).
 

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The track lighting is now in the office of my new(er) shop.
 

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Nice shop!

Thanks for the post

Callum
 
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