DIY ProjectsBuild a Sturdy Backyard Greenhouse

Build a Sturdy Backyard Greenhouse

Build a sturdy backyard greenhouse that will last for years. Depending on the climate where you live the growing seasons will vary, but there is one way to extend your growing seasons would be to have a greenhouse in your backyard. Most greenhouses are designed to make it possible to prepare plants for the upcoming growing season and also to provide a place put container plants to keep them safe from the cold weather.

Build a Sturdy Backyard Greenhouse

This tutorial comes from Quiet Corner. The author shares how they were able to design and build their own greenhouse for the backyard. When they were done they had a fully functional and incredible looking structure that fulfilled all of their needs and it should last for many growing seasons to come.

Materials Needed: 

  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120” long, 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 168” long BASE

  • B – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113” long, 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 168” long PLATES

  • B – 24 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72” long STUDS

  • C – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87 1/2” long, 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6” long RAFTERS

  • D – 14 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 14” long, 14 pieces of 2×2 lumber 22” long VENTS

  • E – 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 36”, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 69” long, 1 piece – 33″ long DOOR

  • F – 500 sq ft of translucent polyethylene foil / polycarbonate sheets FOIL

  • 500 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws

  • vent opener

  • programmable outlet thermostat

  • foil

Benefits of reading and following this Backyard Greenhouse Build

Everything used in the building of the greenhouse can easily be obtained from most any supply store.
The project includes a complete plan with a list of all of the materials, supplies and tools needed.
The plan also includes a complete step by step instruction guide that is easy to read and follow.

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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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