Dec. 4 Completing framework
And begin attaching the base
if in doubt, refer back to the plans…
The greenhouse walls will fasten to this base
Dec. 7 Final Clean-Up & Raising the Greenhouse Roof – cancelled due to weather
I was hoping to end the Greenhouse Timeline series this week, but you can’t stop Mother Nature. Please check back as I will continue the timeline until the Greenhouse is built, hopefully next Sat.
Dec. 14 Clean-up, Greenhouse raising!
Some ideas for the greenhouse floor:
11/30 Worked on the final stage of the framework. Redwood, 2×4’s are used to deterrent bugs and rot. The first layer will be bolted to the cement foundation. The 2nd layer will be screwed to the first 2×4. This will provide more strength to the greenhouse.
We talked about placing the ground cloth under the first layer of framework to hold it in place, and is would run down the foundation onto the ground. We are still working out details as to what will happen next – work on the floor or build the greenhouse first. According to the directions, the greenhouse will take one person 9 hours to build.
After today’s work, if weather permits, there will be a crew on Wednesday to finish up the redwood framework and decide about the floor.
Just a few of us turned out today… thought the greenhouse was going up… not.
Ran out of threaded rod to sink in foundation and installed a couple of cement anchor bolts.
Bottom 2 x 4 will bolt to cement foundation. 2nd 2 x 4 will sit on top.
11/9 Let’s back up a bit to more laying out the frameworkAfter this was filmed the committee discussed the alternative of bringing in sacks of Quikcrete and laying the cement themselves. The deciding factors were:
1) Not an issue if the cement trucks shoot could reach the furthest side of the frame and using Quikcrete they could bring the bags in themselves
2) the rush of having the truck for a limited amount of time, pouring the bags of Quikcrete could be done in a slower manner and more precise
3) the trees wouldn’t have to be moved