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
Something special about a wooden glasshouse
It is as if it’s meant to be.
Wooden glasshouses have a certain ambience or aura about them that their aluminium or metal counterparts seem to lack.
Maybe its because Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees is natural (from plant), and therefore fits well with the plant life inside it.
The relocatable factor
This glasshouse is relocatable in so much as it is in sections that can be easily assembled , easily dismantled, moved and reassembled again (as many times as you like).
Each wall is a section, as is the roof.
Each wall has a A supporting member. as its The bottom horizontal framing member of the wall. to keep the wall rigid and help eliminate sag. The walls are designed to sit directly on even ground.
There are no footings – the unit just sits on the ground.
I, myself have not come across another stand alone, relocatable, lean-to glasshouse, but I dare say many do exist.