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.
I love love love what you all do…the problem is I have no vision or talent to make this.. maybe my son can
thanks for sharing!!
This is one of my favorites that you two have done! Really everything you two do are my favorites!
That garden shed is amazing! I would love to build something like that with my hubby, But we rent, and I don’t think out landlord would approve. 🙁
I was wondering Jose, Will you be putting up the directions on how you hung the corbel shelves? I know you guys switched them out, but as they say, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” and I plan on making my own corbels to copy that gorgeous look you and Liz had in your kitchen. My husband and I are beginners, and we try to figure things out as we go along, but we have no clue how you attached them to the wall? Especially since they need to hold weight. Am I missing something or making it way more complicated than it should be? We are hoping to get them up this weekend, but if we can’t figure out how to actually attach them to the wall, then we’re stuck. I’ve looked all over online, to no avail. So if you could please, please, pretty please help us out I would so appreciate it! Thank you so much for all the inspiration and tips, and howto’s! You both are the greatest! 🙂
Anita sosebee says
Love it you and Jose do great work together God got big plans for you and Jose I feel like he really does 💗💗💗 just keep God on your mind and forget about everything else you can do this love you guys and All your animals wished you could Is it towns County Ga I think you would love it 😍😍👍🏻
Absolutely adorable!!!!! Thanks for sharing the plans with everyone!!
Sara S says
Thank you for sharing!
I was wondering where you purchased the wood? Archs to create those arches on the side walls?
Woodcraft… I really hope you have one nearby. It’s a little piece of heaven under one roof…
Herb Mundon says
Thanks for posting this. I am adding this to the top of my Chores List!
Jose, Semper fi brother.