Over the weekend (and a bit elsewhen) I assembled a small greenhouse purchased from Amazon.
Here are a sequence of images taken from about the same position, showing the assembly (with more detailed pics following):
Let’s go back to the beginning. Here’s the 90 lb package:
I built a foundation out of treated posts I had on hand (concrete would have been better, but this should be fine):
I secured the posts to the ground with some heavy-duty metal spikes:
The base of the greenhouse:
The base is secured to the foundation with several lag bolts:
I added an optional accessory, a louvered vent:
Openable roof vent:
Base of the door, with a magnetic catch:
Another optional accessory, an automatic opener for the roof vent, that opens or closes it based on the temperature inside:
The vent open:
The greenhouse feels pretty solid, and hopefully is anchored quite well, but I also added a third accessory, tie-down anchor cables to make it even more secure:
The cables go over the top:
Hopefully we’ll make good use of this over time. It could be very useful to get a head start on spring veggie planting, and more.