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More and more free wood

Discussion in 'DIY - Do-It-Yourself Projects, Construction, Etc.' started by milkmansdaughter, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Oct 4, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    That is cool! I think the pic looks smaller too so it's nice hearing the actual size. Tell DH he's doing a great job!
     
  2. Oct 4, 2017
    baymule

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    I do believe that man could build a mansion out of popsicle sticks!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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  4. Oct 11, 2017
    CrealCritter

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    Somehow or another I missed this. Nice bookshelf and yep you got the joinery names correct also. Really good wood working there thumbs up. Should be strong like bull ox.

    You may want to consider screwing it into a few wall studs or get all fancy and make a french cleat. Bookcases get heavy and Lord forbid it would tip over. French cleats are real simple to make and also quite strong.once you make one I can almost guarantee you will find many more uses for them.

    www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/how-to/gmp2340/how-to-build-a-french-cleat-shelf/
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Wow real plans on paper to cool...I can't draw very well so I usually work off of a photo or sometimes, I have the finished project in that gray matter between my ears. It's trying to get it out of there and into wood that's the problem.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2017
    milkmansdaughter

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    My plans are rarely on paper. :) Usually, we come up with an idea, and just start pounding nails. But I do like graph paper, and can draw plans out as needed. We recently spent an hour outside moving some of the empty crates around trying to picture different ideas for a raised bed greenhouse idea for the winter. And we had a few crates and 2x4's and played with it a bit until we came up with ideas we both liked for rabbit hutches. A pencil is easier than a 2x4 to move, but both give us a way to get it out of the gray matter and show us a picture before we start cutting. :)
     
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  7. Nov 14, 2017
    milkmansdaughter

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    We've been sidetracked lately, but are building again. This week's project was a 12'x 16'x 8' greenhouse. We've got the frame up, and put the roof on today. All the wood was from the scrap pile, so nothing is square but that's ok. DH will be making an 8' wide double door. But even with that section open, you can already feel a difference in the temperature when you step in. I'll be fixing and trimming some tomorrow, then we'll be moving in the raised beds...
     

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  8. Nov 14, 2017
    sumi

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    Looking good so far!
     
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    milkmansdaughter

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    So I've got pictures under the greenhouse thread but thought I'd catch up here too.
    The first picture is of the 12x16' greenhouse. This one has an olive tree, tomato plants, and is about 1/2 full of an elderly neighbor's deck plants. There are several raised beds for me to plant more.
    The second picture is of the 8x8 greenhouse/playhouse. I've got a door made, and just need to put it up. It will have flowers and whatever else the kids want to plant. IMG_20171117_115529.jpg

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    Raised beds for flowers in the 8x8 greenhouse.
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    We also have two smaller greenhouses for a lime tree, mint, oregano, basil and tomato plants (picture won't come up tonight). We only bought one of the four greenhouses and it is a 5x5 pop-up one that I bought on clearance several years ago.

    With the wood and raised beds all free, the 12x16, 8x8, and smaller 4x4 greenhouses altogether cost us about $150 total to put up.
     
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  10. Nov 25, 2017
    baymule

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    I build by the "what do I have" method too! I have a picture in my head of what I want it to look like and if I get it any where near to that picture, I call it good. Your green houses look great!
     
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