Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Free greenhouse plans

If you want to change your lifestyle towards a more healthy perspective, growing your own vegetables is a great idea, the foundation of your bright future. If you have a small backyard that gets at least 8 hours of direct sun every single day, you can already start building the greenhouse in your imagination.

As you probably know, there are many designs and plans to choose from when building a small backyard greenhouse. Irrespective of your choice, we recommend you to select the right free greenhouse plans for your needs.

Free greenhouse plans

Choose a proper location for the greenhouse. Make sure the surface is perfectly level and the soil is proper for growing vegetables. We emphasize again that it is essential for the greenhouse to get at least 8 hours of direct sun every single day.

Therefore, make sure you choose the right orientation. Go to the town hall to make sure you comply with the local building codes. In some cases a building permit might be required, so make all the due diligences, in order to get a professional result.

Use 2x4 lumber for the greenhouse construction. Make sure you invest in weather-resistant lumber, otherwise the components will rot over time and the whole construction will collapse. Use a good saw to make the cuts.

Pay attention to the measurements and to the angle cuts, if you want to get a professional result. Otherwise the components won't lock together properly. Drill pilot holes through the components and insert 2 1/2" screws to assemble the frame of the greenhouse. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints, if you want to get a professional result.

After building the greenhouse, you need to cover it with film or with polycarbonate sheets. Make sure you vent the greenhouse properly, otherwise the plants will die because of the overheating. Fill the greenhouse with a thick layer of fertile soil before planting the vegetables and don't use chemicals, if you want to harvest organic vegetables.

See the full project with step by step instructions and a list of the materials needs at: http://gardenplansfree.com/greenhouse/diy-greenhouse-plans/

How to build a greenhouse - Free plans

If you want to see more techniques regarding building a greenhouse, you should also pay attention to the following vides. In the first video you can see how to build a small greenhouse with a gable roof. Adjust the slope of the roof to match the area in which you live. If you area is full in precipitations, we recommend you to make the slope more steep.

In the second video we show you how to build a lean to greenhouse. Work with attention and check out the full project by clicking the link shown above.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Free cat tower plans

If you have a cat you probably know how had is to keep it happy and healthy. Moreover, if you live in an apartment without a backyard, you probably have a tough time getting it disused of climbing the furniture. doors and walls. Nevertheless, you should know that the solution to your problem is easier than you might imagine at first glance. Therefore, we recommend you to work with attention and to adjust the designs and the size of the cat tower we are going to show you in this article.

Cat tower plans free

If you have scrap wood (4x4 lumber) and several pieces of 3/4" plywood you can easily build the tower in a weekend and keep your cat entertained for many hours every single day. Moreover, if you pay attention to details the cat tower will shortly become the attraction of your house, as all your friends will be impressed by its rustic appearance.

Cat tower

If you want to see more information regarding the construction of the beautiful cat tower, we suggest you to check out the following link -  http://gardenplansfree.com/animals/cat-tower-plans/ . The project contain detailed instructions and it is illustrated with relevant diagrams.

After assembling all the components together with glue and screws, we recommend you to cover them with pieces of carpets.

Plumb the post with a spirit level before locking it to the vase of the tower, especially if you aim for a neat result. Moreover, it is highly recommended to sand the cut edges and to assemble the tower in a professional manner. Work with attention and always pay attention to details.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Diy Greenhouse Plans

If you here, you probably want to build a greenhouse for your garden. You already know that building a small greenhouse by yourself doesn't require a significant investment, but you will have fresh vegetables every day. If you want to change your lifestyle towards a healthier approach, building a wooden greenhouse should be on the list of priorities.

Always plan everything form the very beginning, as a proper planning is the best way to prevent costly mistakes. Work with great care and always buy the best materials you could afford. Using quality materials will pay off on the long run, as you won't have to change the wooden components. Choose simple greenhouse plans, otherwise you won't be able to get the job done by yourself.

Diy Greenhouse Plans

When building the wooden greenhouse, you could choose form many plans and materials. First of all, using wooden components is easy, as you can cut them at the right size and lock them together with wooden screws. Alternatively, using metal would provide a better rigidity and durability to the frame, but this will increase the costs and require a professional to do the welding.

Cover the greenhouse with polycarbonate or polyethylene foil, if you want to increase the temperature inside the structure with several degrees. Build a small door and attach it to the frame with metal hinges. Install a latch, if you want to lock it to the frame properly.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Building a diy shed

A small shed will not only create a large storage space for garden tool, outdoor furniture or other items you use in your backyard, but a real opportunity to add value and style to your property. We have a large experience in the field, so we are going to point out a few things one should know before starting a venture in the field.

1. Planning

There is nothing more important when starting your first shed project than knowing what, when and how to build it. Therefore, you should go to your local building department and ask a few things about your venture. You should find out if the construction requires a building permit, what materials are needed and where to place the shed.

2. Plans

There is a large variety of shed plans you could choose from when building a simple shed. On one hand, you could buy them from a site that is specialized in these type of constructions, but you should pay a significant amount of money. Alternatively, you could search on the Internet and choose the right plans for your needs. If you plans to build a simple shed, you could save money and get the job done by yourself. Make sure the plans come with detailed instructions, relevant images and a list with all the materials needed for the job.

3. Build a shed

After selecting the plans, we recommend you to choose a good location for the shed, making sure you comply with the local building codes. Work with attention and with great care, in order to prevent problems that will increase the costs of the project. Use 4x4 skids to support the flooring of the shed and 2x6 lumber to build the framing.

Cut the components of the walls at the right size and lock them together with galvanized screws. Drill pilot holes trough the top and bottom plates, before inserting the screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square, before attaching them to the floor with wood screws.

Choose free lean to shed plans if you want to keep the costs under control and to get the job done by yourself. A lean to roof requires less materials and carpentry skills, so almost any person that has worked with lumber can get the job done. Work with attention and with great care, if you want to get a professional result. Cover the roof with 3/4" plywood sheets, tar paper and asphalt shingles. Attach trims to the corners of the construction, as well as to the exterior of the roof, in order to enhance the look of the shed.

Diy Shed Plans - Step by step

Friday, February 8, 2013

Small Greenhouse Plans

Building a small greenhouse

If you want to change your lifestyle and get a healthy diet, you should consider building a small greenhouse and growing vegetables and legumes in your own garden. From our experience, these constructions don't require a significant investment, but you will be able to supply fresh vegetables for your family every single day.

When building a greenhouse in your backyard, you should also consider building a raised garden bed. These constructions complement each other properly and you will be able to grow a large variety of plants and legumes. You can even place the raised garden bed inside the greenhouse, especially if the soil in your garden is not proper for growing vegetables.

Small Greenhouse Plans

Choosing simple diy greenhouse plans is a good option, especially if you want to undertake the construction process by yourself. From our own experience, any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done in just a few days, if all the preliminary steps are done with good judgment.

There are many shapes and sizes you could choose from, so you need to assess you needs and budget, before starting the actual project. A small greenhouse will provide enough vegetables for a small family, so make sure you work with attention and great care. Although you won't be able to grow a large variety of plans on such a small surface, we still consider that it will provide a decent compromise between costs and benefits.

As you can see in the video, a greenhouse is no more than a simple structure covered with polyethylene film. Use 2x4 lumber to build the frame of the greenhouse and lock them together with 3 1/2" galvanized screws. Always pre-drill holes in the components before inserting the screws, as to prevent the wood from splitting.

After you cover the structure with thick film, you need to lock it into place with 1x2 lumber, placed over the structure. Last but not least, build a small greenhouse door out of 2x4 lumber and lock it into place with metal hinges.

How to Build a Small Greenhouse

Building a small greenhouse will not only enhance the look of your garden, but it will also ease your work when growing vegetables. As you can see in the image, you need to cut the components at the right size and lock them together with screws. Always align the components at both ends, if you want to get a professional result.

It is essential to choose a god location for your greenhouse. Therefore, make sure the greenhouse has a southern expose and it gets at least 6-8 hours on direct sunlight every single day. Work with attention and with great care, if you want to get a professional result, from the very first attempt.