DIY Greenhouse Build with 2-by-4s and Gambrel Roof

| 11/7/2017 12:25:00 AM

Tags: do it yourself projects, greenhouses, Kerry W Mann,

Our family designed and built a gambrel-roofed greenhouse from the ground up. In this article, I provide step-by-step details on how to build this greenhouse with a 2-by-4 structure. We also created a detailed YouTube video.

The items below are what you will need for our design (10 feet wide by 12 feet).


• Safety goggles
• Gloves
• Tape measure
• Drill and 5/16 drill bit
• 1/4 hex driver
• Circular saw
• Miter saw
• Hammer or nail gun
• Tin snips
• Paint brush
• Level

Material Needed:

• TUFTEX polycarbonate panels
• Foam enclosure strips (80) and screws
• Aluminum corrugated siding - 20 pieces
• 2x4 x8 feet boards. 60 pieces
• 2x4 x12 feet boards. 5 pieces
• 2x4 x12 feet boards, Pressure treated. 2 pieces
• 2x4 x10 feet boards, Pressure treated. 2 pieces
• 12 feet aluminum ridge cap
• 25 feet of rolled aluminum
• 30-inch door
• Framing nails
• White Exterior Paint

5/22/2018 9:34:24 PM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own DIY projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

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