Sunday, November 6, 2011

Greenhouse Build - Week Three

When has a construction project ever proceeded on time and on budget?  The answer to that elusive question, eludes me.  Progress has been made none the less, but the greenhouse is not finished. 

More on that, but first, an unexpected freeze warning sent me scrambling on November 3rd. Plants were moved to the front porch and into the house to protect them just in case.  

Tender Plants Staged on Front Porch
Covered Plants Hope for the Best

Welcome to the Indoor Jungle.  

Back to the construction update...
Greenhouse construction has been proceeding, but the devil's in the details, and those details have really slowed things down.  The trim work and finishes are taking more time than anticipated.  Still, some exciting progress was made.  In the picture below, the automatic solar vent openers can be seen opening the windows.  The vent openers getting the most sun open fully, while those in the shadows lag behind.

A view from the front shows the window trim is almost complete and decorative corbels are being added to the clerestory roof line.

A view from the back shows the 6 foot slider windows trimmed out.  The clear polycarbonate, while see through, does not provide the same clarity as glass.  These windows will provide a nice view as well as cross-ventilation.

With any luck, the next update will be my final progress report.  Cross your fingers, say a prayer, knock on wood, and stay tuned.


  1. That is an impresive green house. It even looks big enough to hold all your plants.

  2. Can't wait for the MG intern tour. Your greenhouse is beautiful even without any plants in it!

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