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
Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees you will need
If the wood that you source is a slightly different size (width and thickness) to the wood used in this project, it doesn’t matter. Just make adjustments to suit.
Type of wood to use: Pressure treated. Refers to lumber that is treated in such a way that the sealer is forced into the pores of the wood. Refers to lumber pressure sprayed with chemicals to lengthen its life expectancy for outside use or inground applications. General term used to describe wood produced from needle and/or cone bearing trees. Wood that is easy to saw from conifers such as pine or fir. The term ‘softwood’ does not refer the density of the wood as there are hardwoods that are softer than softwoods such as balsa. (or similar)
Note: The stock sizes given for the frame are the ‘nominal’ sizes. The ‘actual’ (true) sizes will be less once the wood is Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. (See Dressed., planed, seasoned).
The Millimeter measurements. measurements (Abbreviation for millimeter which is a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. 25.4 mm equals one inch.) are given first followed by the standard measurements (inches) in brackets.
Stock sizes and lengths – overall amounts
Individual section quantities are given on the next page.
Note 1: Measurements are given first in millimeters (mm) followed by inches in brackets ().
Note 2: All lengths given are slightly oversize. Measure and cut exact length as you go.
Note 3: ‘random’ (mentioned below) is the wood allowance for the Dwang; A short piece of timber set between two studs, joists, rafters or purlins to keep them rigid. (Blocks, see Block.). Measure and cut as needed.
50mm x 75mm (2×3): 2 @ 2500 (100″), 1 @ 2300 (92″), 6 @ 2200 (88″), 6 @ 2100 (84″), 5 @ 1900 (76″), 2 @ 1800 (72″), 4 @ 1600 (64″), 8 @ 1300 (52″), 4 @ 700 (28″), 4 @ 500 (20″), random 28m (94ft)
100mm x 100mm (4×4): 3 @ 2500 (100″), 3 @ 1700 (68″), 1 @ 800 (32″)
50mm x 150mm (2×6): 3 @ 700 (28″)
25mm x 100mm (1×4): 1 @ 2500 (100″), 2 @ 2300 (92″), 1 @ 1800 (72″), 2 @ 600 (24″)
25mm x 100mm (1×4) T&G: 5.1m (17ft)
25mm x 150mm (1×6): 1 @ 2500 (100″)
18mm (3/4) A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue.: 2 sheets @ 1220mm x 2440mm (4ft x 8ft)
Note: The breakdown of wood quantities and lengths for the individual frame sections (walls, roof, A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening.) are on the next page