Greenhouse Installation: The Build — Part 3

Another rainy Sunday so naturally we worked outside and finished putting the greenhouse together. (Part 1 and Part 2.)

This turns out to have been the easy part of the project.
This turns out to have been the easy part of the project.

The basic wall structure had been built for a few weeks then we worked on an offsite projects for a couple of weeks.

This end was assembled in the house.
This end was assembled in the house.

We built the front gable inside the house but it was difficult to keep together until it was installed.

The front gable had various pieces that kept falling apart until the bolts were all tightened.
The front gable had various pieces that kept falling apart until the bolts were all tightened.

Setting the front gable end was fairly tricky and took at least 2 sets of hands.

The front and back were tied together with a ridge pole.
The front and back were tied together with a ridge pole.

The back gable and the roof ridge were more straightforward.

The door was easily installed.
The door was easily installed.

The window and door had already been assembled and also fit into the finished building very easily.

Charlie looks forward to using his greenhouse.
Charlie looks forward to using his greenhouse.

Charlie is waiting for a fair day to finish setting the foundation onto which the greenhouse will be connected.

The foundation is almost in place.
The foundation is almost in place.

Soon I hope.

Do you alternate your projects or work straight through from beginning to end of a single task?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Greenhouse Installation: The Build — Part 3”

  1. It looks good! I alternate, which unfortunately means I seldom have things in a finished state. Do you think moving the greenhouse onto its foundation will be easily accomplished? I assume it’s close by so you don’t have far to go.

    1. Two people should be able to lift it and set it in place about 10 feet away. Unfortunately today is rainy and windy so no outside work. Jo

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