Omgosh–Mother Nature is giving me such a run for the money to finish this project.
Since I was unwilling to knock down the dining deck and give up on “summer” without a fight, I’m having to work around these unrelenting days of high winds and rain.
Well you can see that I acquiesced to the calender, and cleared the deck. You can also see the general footprint of the greenhouse now. 8′ x 8′ .
Here, you can see the knee walls forming. Deciding I wanted the “glass panels” to sit in slots, I had a lot of dado’s to cut, slowing everything down.
You can see a few of the dado’s here, and how the panels fit into them. ↓
Yesterday was finally a nice day, and my oldest big brother came to lend some help! I was in desperate need of a second pair of (knowledgeable) hands.
We got the upper glass wall panels cut and installed, and all the framework secured to the house and deck.
The roof is only tacked on while we figure out some engineering problems. The “idea” of this project seemed so simple–ha ha! (and I need to remove the protective film)
Today–before the rain and wind became too much (again)—I was able to cut and lay down the flooring of insulation and OSB, and stretch out the pond liner, that will be used to keep the greenhouse water-tight.
The light you see poking up—will have to flip upside down to fit into the structure through winter.
We’ll build an 18″ section of hard roofing (using leftover shingles from the new house roof) to make a rigid and strong connector from house to glass roof.
Tomorrow’s list—close in the knee walls and insulate them. Secure the pond liner and move the plants in. We’ll finish the roof from outside the structure.
And, if Mother Nature would grant us just one beautiful day before snow–I’ll play with “dressing it all up!”