Greenhouse, Ontario

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 09/01/2019 - 14:54

Hi Ana,

I got your plans online as I always wanted to build a small, simple greenhouse - these plans were excellent, easy to follow and the job went way quicker than I thought. I did the work myself, so, even though 2 people would have really helped, some judicious use of clamps did the job.

I used deck blocks and standard deck flooring. This raised the structure up, as the low lying ground has a tendency to flood in the spring melt and I used old metal baseboards and leftover flashing to fasten a metal skirt to the structure to keep animals out. A bit of spaypaint to match the metal to the gravel. The wire shelving was inexpensive and I managed to get all of it from a local Habitat for Humanity store. The door I made from leftover wood from another project and some leftover cuts from the metal siding. I didn't need any special tools, but did use the project as an excuse to buy a Kreg Jig, which turned out to be really useful.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pressure treated, Micropro Sienna
Finish Used
Some flashing to finish off the edges and leftover hardware for handles.
Recommended Skill Level


Ana White

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 10:51

Wow, this is an amazing greenhouse!  Everything about it, from the gravel pad with retaining wall blocks, to the finished door, is just spectacular.  Thank you so much for sharing a brag post!

Brian Famous

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 18:43

This is amazing, which plans did you use?  I'm getting ready to build a greenhouse early next year, and was thinking of doing a pvc pipe structure with the panels like you have, but your post is inspiring me to go with the wood frame.