DIY Greenhouse

DIY Greenhouse

Pssst! Want a cheap greenhouse? How does $50 sound? If you want a greenhouse but don’t want to spend a lot buying one, build your own! You can build this green house by recycling scrap materialsfrom previous projects. And even if you decide to buy new materials for this DIY project, you’d still spend a lot less than buying a greenhouse.

DIY Greenhouse

This DIY greenhouse is a great way to extend the growing season. At just 50 dollars, it can provide your plants with a good growing environment for most of the year. Adding artificial heat during cold weather is optional. The builder of this greenhouse never used one and did not have any problems with growing his produce.

Snow? Not a problem. By adding a ridge at the middle top of your structure, this greenhouse can withstand heavy snow.

Do your plants need a greenhouse?  Why not build one for them?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 20′ x 3/4″ PVC schedule 40 plumbing pipe
  • 2″ PVC Pipe
  • Steel “T” Fence Posts
  • 1×2 Studs
  • Plywood (scraps) – for reinforcement
  • 6 Mil Clear Plastic
  • 1x6x8′ pt – ripped into 1x3s
  • 1x4x12′ pt
  • 2×2 Wood
  • 20′x1/2″ rebar – cut into 18′ lengths
  • 8″ nylon wire ties – 100
  • 1 1/4″ x 1lb drywall screws
  • 16 guage galvanized utility wire – 200′ – for X braces
  • 3/8″ t-50 staples – 1000
  • Weather Resistant Glue

And these tools:

  • Drill
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Handsaw
  • Level
  • Cutter
  • Staple Gun

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Thanks to The Door Garden for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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