i had planned on a bunch of posts -
but time has dragged on and kymber already showed you the frame, so
here is the stuff that happened before the frame went up...
well first off - an ancient sky pic for helga - winter and vandura!!!
to the greenhouse - once i had all the free and scavenged railway ties
cleaned up, i was ready to lay them down, first step was "planning" some
were longer than others and some wider... but i had enough overall...
before i laid them down, i had to level and trench the floor so the water would run out...
and here are the empty casements... they will make great hot boxes when cleaned up and stacked!!!
are the leftovers all double-paned... you will see a few casements. in
the greenhouse there will be one window on every side that opens..
i am laying them out as a crude plan... i never made a plan on paper, just in my head and trusting in math ;-))
some awesome help from the boys next door (N & H - thanks guys!),
we got the railway ties in place - it was hard getting them set and
leveled! now to fill it!!
plan was to get some free sand and stones from the beach, the idea
being to fill the floor with sand to level and then stones for drainage.
i got the truck stuck on the beach in march trying to get sand, so i
brought 2x6s, a wheelbarrow and a shovel - harder work, but safer! the
boys were a big help getting the sand!
bonus seaweed fertilizer!!
3 loads of rocks later - the floor is filled - the rocks will keep ambient heat in...
and let water out - there are 3 drains in the greenhouse..
free stones - gotta love it!
lumber bought for framing and roofing..
and the outline of the west wall - i started all the frames with an outline..
finished west frame...
this is one of two south frames 6 feet tall - i did the framing by placing the chosen windows in place...
then filling in the gaps!
on misty/drizzling days, extension cord covering is a must!
other south planning....
now the north/backwall - it is 9 feet tall..
bottom 4 feet or so will be osb..
and the rest windows ...
and two - they are narrower than the front as the door frame goes in the middle
the background before the frame went up and got painted - kymber worked
so bloody hard and fast that day she is hired full time as a carpenter
now - we will make quick work of the rest together!
cheers all! jambaloney
(note: this post was re-posted by kymber as it is not showing up on any blogrolls. hopefully i've fixed it!)