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How to build a lean-to glasshouse

The order of making

This is the order of making, and the order this documentation is scripted. It is basically a summary and overview of the instructions.

1.) Get the materials. stack the wood off the ground, straight, and in a way that the various lengths and stock sizes can be easily accessed.

2.) Make up the high wall first (frame and plywood) and pack it up level off the ground with the plywood facing up. This wall can be used as a working platform to make up the rest of the frames.

3.) Prepare the pieces for the front wall frame. Make up the front wall frame on a flat surface (see 2.), brace it and place it out of the way.

4.) Prepare the pieces for the rear wall frame. Make up the rear wall frame on a flat surface (see 2.), brace it and place it out of the way.

5.) Prepare the pieces for the right-side wall frame. Make up the right-side wall frame on a flat surface (see 2.), brace it and place it out of the way.

6.) Prepare the pieces for the roof frame. Make up the roof frame on a flat surface (see 2.).

7.) Prepare the pieces for the 2 roof windows. Make up the roof windows.

8.) Prepare the pieces for the door. Make up the door on a flat surface (see 2.), and place it out of the way.

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9.) Paint everything.

10.) Level the site area where the glasshouse is to sit.

11.) Stand the four walls and clamp them together. Plumb them and fix them.

12.) Fit the roof windows to the roof frame and then place and fix it on the top of the wall frames.

13.) Hang the door, add the door hardware.

14.) Glazing time.

15.) Fix the gutter and place drainage stones around the base (if applicable).

16.) Get the windows working.

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