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
The structure of the thing
The footprint (ground area) is slightly bigger than 2400 Abbreviation for millimeter which is a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. 25.4 mm equals one inch. x 1800 mm (8ft x 6ft).
It is around 2400 mm (8ft) high along the high side and rakes down to 1500 mm (5ft) high along the low side.You can get around inside it quite comfortably.
The structure of the thing
This glass house is a stand-alone, lean-to, relocatable structure.
Each of the walls and the roof are separate sections. They can be screwed together to make up the complete unit.
They can also be dismantled (unscrewed) should you wish to move.
At the bottom of each wall is a decay/rot resistant A supporting member. (the The bottom horizontal framing member of the wall.) that sits directly on the ground and gives the wall ‘anti-sagging’ strength.
There are no footings or any permanent ground fixtures.
The back wall is a solid frame and A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue. wall. You can To secure with nails or screws. things to it, hang things on it, or do what you want to it.
Each of the other three walls and the roof consist of a framework made up primarily of 50mm x 75mm (2×3) framing Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees – the exception being the bottom Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. wall plates which are 100mm x 100mm (4×4) stock, some of it doubled up to make 100mm x 200mm (4×8) plates.
Glass is fitted between the framing members. The glass panes sit in rebated sections in the frame, and is held there with an adhesive A pliable substance used to seal a surface to prevent passage of a liquid..
Alternatively, the glass can be held in place with a A finishing wood. Fits under the soffit lining and against the cladding.. The off-cuts from making the rebates can be used for the beading.