How to build a greenhouse from old windows.
Is your garden lacking something?
Most of us would love the extra outdoor addition of a greenhouse to our garden, but they can be expensive.
This guide teaches you how to easily make your own greenhouse at home for a fraction of the price it costs to buy a new one!
This guide has been kindly shared by Instructables user who goes by the name Kirklewellen.
He shows step by step with the handy pictures that are provided here how to make your own stylish and substantial greenhouse.
The greenhouse is not only beautiful when it is completed, but Kirklewellen boasts how it was made completely from recycled materials. If that isn’t the best way to build a greenhouse we don’t know what is.
Old windows are frequently thrown away, and taken to local recycling centers without being recycled. They are one of the easiest materials to get your hands on if you know where to look.
Anyone doing a house renovation will likely have lots of spare windows and panes of glass from doors that are routinely thrown away in place of new ones. Search your local are for any building sites and even skips where many glass panes sadly end up.
Kirklewellen states that he built his greenhouse in order for him to store his potted plants, and he also says how handy it is to start off plants during the colder weather before they are ready to be planted outside in the spring.
Greenhouses are an excellent way to grow plants and even produce that you would not normally have been able to grow, thanks to the elevated temperatures.
The greenhouse measures 12′ X 12′ and is 12′ at its highest point, this is a great size for a greenhouse, not too large but small enough to keep the temperature nice and warm.
Kirklewellen explains that he made the plans for his own greenhouse, but he kindly provides pictures so that they can be easily copied.
He says that after seeing what size of glass was best available to him, he opted for window holes sized 2′ X 4′.
The angle of Kirklewellen’s greenhouse was determined by his location.
He handily points out:
“There is a basic rule of thumb in greenhouse construction that the proper southern facing wall angle should be 10 degrees greater than the latitude of your location”
1. Glass panes are measured up.
2. The frame starts to take shape.
3. The frame section is finished.
4. Decorative touches for the roof are made with a cut-out saw.
5. The glass panels begin to get fitted.
6. The groundwork inside the greenhouse.
7. Doors are added to the front.
8. The view from inside.
9.Plants enjoying the warmer indoor climate.
10. The finished product!
The instructions to build a greenhouse just like this one can be found here.