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

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

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

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