Thursday, December 31, 2009

the greenhouse is enclosed

This is the greenhouse with the end walls up and the temporary plastic roof in place.  The opening for the door is there but the custom door is yet to be built and the opening still needs to be trimmed out.  The siding will be primed and painted and siding needs to be put on the north and south knee walls to match the end walls.  This end wall will hold the electrical box and a louvered opening which is part of the ventilation plan to cool the greenhouse.  The opposite end will hold a ventilation fan.  Having everything enclosed allows work to progress on the inside.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the north roof gets plywood

 After the rafters are in place and braced the next step was to frame the east and west end walls and the wall dividing the growing area from the storage area.  These stud walls can be seen in this picture and the picture below on the left.

 The plywood is fastened beginning at the low edge.  Nathan used a nail gun to attach the plywood to the rafters.  Braces are nailed to the plywood to form a place to stand while working on the higher parts of the roof.

 Not all of the fastening is done with a nail gun.  Here a hammer is used on one of  the last sheets of plywood to go on the roof.