So if you have been following us on Instagram you have seen this great little DIY Garden Shed Greenhouse we have put together. Now this isn’t the tradition greenhouse enclosed in glass (yet), or wrapped in plastic. The current idea of this is to keep it open, raw just to the studs. We do plan on planting some fun climbing crawlers that are going to take over the entire greenhouse, from the base to the peak,but before we get there, we wanted to share how to build this DIY garden shed greenhouse.
Its taking the concept of building a shed, but ripping away a few layers. We framed four walls with studs measuring 24 inches on center, a little wider than the traditional spacing, but from a decorative standpoint we felt we could get the look with the sturdiness of an open studded shed. The overall measurements are 8ft x 6ft x 8 1/2ft.
For the Truss, we built 10ft chorded open trusses with no webs, extending a 8ft 2×4 across the length of the piece to connect each of them together. Here is a quick sketch of the greenhouse.
The inspiration (here) comes from Terrain. Its made from metal, and a bit more costly than that of this wood replica. We Loved the fact that it was open, and thought we could build something half the cost with a few trips to home depot we were able to make this for around 350.00 dollars. We dug in to the ground little concrete blocks and leveled across each face and across the base of the shed, ensuring the shed rests level in the garden, that has a little slope to the south.
As the season carries on, we will be adding items to the inside and outside of this little grenouse shed. Those items will be either new finds for the garden, or thins we find to be necessary to work out at the garden. Some things that come to mind are a garden bench, maybe a little watering system for inside the greenhouse… time will tell. Well that is it… it is super easy build, anyone with a saw, nail gun, and drill could knock out over a weekend. If you are looking for more of our future designs lans for these fun little greenhouse head over to lizmarieblog.com for how she plans on using it and decorating it. Until next time… enjoy the rest of spring and please — Give Grace.