There are many ways to construct a greenhouse, and when you plan on constructing one using a set of greenhouse plans then there are a few things you might be wanting to remember when choosing the right ones for your project. There are some free greenhouse designs available, and we will give some very useful greenhouse design ideas here. You can get a relatively large one built or you can buy a more compact one. We have selected a few greenhouse design ideas which are more popular with people who are building their first one.
The First Type Of Greenhouse Plans
We will discuss are those that use a simple wood frame and are typically freestanding. This is a good choice if you are not interested in having plants inside the greenhouse and you do not plan on moving them around very often. You can get these fairly cheap, so you can build your greenhouse even on a budget. The main thing you need to make sure of is that the greenhouse has good insulation to trap heat indoors and prevent it from escaping.
You Need A Good Set Of Plans For Your Frame
You could just use old windows and some cheap plywood or strong cardboard for the structure. If you have some old windows that have not been used in many years or if you have some leftover lumber from another project that has rotted away, then you have the beginnings of a great greenhouse design. This stuff is cheap, so why not use it?
Measurements Of The Area For Greenhouse Plan
Your greenhouse plan needs to include measurements of the area where the frame sits and a detailed layout of how the panels will be constructed. The layout should also include a layout of the perimeter of the greenhouse to ensure that there is adequate space to move around without bumping into obstacles. Measure the amount of plastic that you will need for the floor and then take that measurement and multiply it by the number of square feet that the greenhouse is measured to be. Use the same procedure for the sides and the bottom of the frame.
List of All the Materials
Your greenhouse plan should also include a detailed list of all the materials that will be required for construction. If possible, find some used parts of old frames and incorporate them into your design. A used polyethylene plastic milk crate will work well for a simple frame. PVC pipes made from low-density polyethylene will be more resistant to moisture and staining and the resulting material should be stronger as well.
List of All Tools
A greenhouse plan will usually have a detailed list of tools that will be required during construction. Most greenhouse owners cut their wood for their frames. If you are not interested in doing your wood cutting, you may want to consider purchasing the necessary tools from your local home improvement store. If you already have some wood to work with, the easiest way to make the frames is to purchase vinyl tubing that has an open end and is cut at the proper length according to the greenhouse design. Make sure that the tubing is strong enough to support the weight of the greenhouse materials on top of it.
A Smooth Clean Surface With Plastic Sheeting
Lean-to greenhouses can be designed with plastic sheeting for a smooth clean surface and if the plastic sheeting is used, be sure to leave enough space between the edges of the plastic sheeting for the placement of shelves or hooks for plants. You may want to install a window in your greenhouse to provide natural light for your plants. Window placement should be carefully considered if your greenhouse will be used for the benefit of plants during the day and night. If you do not have any windows currently installed in your greenhouse, consider hanging up some pictures or a sign that will allow your guests to know that there is a window in your greenhouse.
In addition to using the ideas mentioned above, many other great ideas can be implemented as well. When planning your DIY greenhouse plan, consider how many windows and skylights you will need. You may also need specific light fixtures such as LED lamps for a cooler-looking greenhouse during the day. There are numerous other ideas available for your design needs. Do some research and find out which techniques will work best for you.