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Greenhouse Project: Getting Started

November 5, 2016


We are finally embarking on fulfilling our dream (okay, my dream!) of building a greenhouse from up-cycled windows. I have always wanted to do this!


I designed the greenhouse quite awhile ago down to every inch and nail, and I have been collecting windows from Habitat Restore for months. Since windows often come in standard sizes, I was able to find a lot of windows of same or similar size. Those that were slightly different, I just trimmed down so that the end result looks as symmetrical as possible.


The greenhouse will be situated at the north end of our property, tucked inside our private garden (it's not accessible to guests of our event venue). The back wall faces northeast and it will be solid wood to help keep the greenhouse warm. The three sides with windows will get lots of southern and western exposure to let in warm sunlight during the cold months.


Finally, we added a clear, corruggated roof to let it plenty of light, and rain barrels to recycle rain water. But alas, the weather turned cold very quickly and we didn't get a chance to paint the greenhouse. That will be our first project in spring!


But, oooohhhh, my hands are cold in the meantime!




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