Table of Contents
- 2Something special about a wooden glasshouse
- 3The structure of the thing
- 4Rebates and trenches
- 5The wood and wood sizes
- 6The glasshouse glass - Terminologies
- 7The order of making
- 8Wood you will need
- 9Wood list per section
- 10Floor (footprint) and front elevation plans
- 11Step 1. Get and stack the wood
- 12Plans - High wall (step 2)
- 13Step 2. Make up the high (left side) wall
- 14Plans - Front wall (step 3)
- 15Step 3 after. Make up the front wall
- 16How to - Cut rebates and trenches
- 17Plans - Rear wall (step 4)
- 18Step 4 (after). Make up the rear wall
- 19Plans - Low wall (step 5)
- 20Step 5 (after). Make up the low wall
- 21Plans - Roof frame (step 6)
- 22Step 6 (after). Make up the roof frame
- 23Step 7. Make up the windows | Plans and instructions
- 24Plans - Door (step 8)
- 25Step 8. Make up the door
- 26Step 9. Paint it
- 27Step 10. Level the site area
- 28Step 11. Stand the walls
- 29Step 12. Complete and position the roof frame
- 30Step 13. Hang the door
- 31Glass sizes and quantity
- 32Step 14. Glazing time
- 33Step 15. Gutter and drainage
- 34Step 16. Get the windows working
- 35A couple of photos
This glasshouse was constructed with minimal tools. The complete frame was cut out using just a circular power saw, as were all the rebates, trenches, and chamfers.
I designed and built this glasshouse while on a visit to London in June, 2013.
My mind was How much the teeth are angled out on a circular saw blade. on building a lean-to type.
Most lean-to glasshouses are attached to another building by some means or another.
However, in this case, an attached or fixed glasshouse would have required permits and permissions all of which would have taken time.
My limited time in England made it almost impossible to get the necessary permits and permissions required to build such a structure.
I was therefore confined to designing and constructing a stand-alone, relocatable, lean-to glasshouse which would also have to be under a certain size to avoid contravening any local building law.
Of course different places have different rules and regulations so it is a good idea to find out from your local authority exactly what you are and are not allowed to do.