Small Garden Greenhouse: Part 1
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Temporarily attach an 8-foot 1-by-2 (future end-wall bottom plate shown in blue) along the base opposite the diagonal line you just drew – be sure that it fully overlaps the two end-wall studs already attached to the base’s sides (Figure 6). Measure 16 inches from each of the base’s edges and mark the bottom plate. Position two 8-foot 1-by-2 studs (shown in yellow) on the 16-inch centers using the bottom plate as a guide, mark them for cutting using the diagonal line to determine the angle.
Lay a fresh 8-foot 1-by-2 (shown in green) with its lower edge on the 5-foot 6-inch and 7-foot 6-inch marks. Mark the 1-by-2 at both edges of the temporarily attached end wall studs (shown in red) – this will be the end-wall top plate.
Cut the four red and yellow studs and green top plate where you have marked them. Cut blue bottom plate to length (50 3/4 inches) and fasten the red end wall studs to its ends using 3-inch deck screws. Drill pilot holes for all screws used to fasten the frame together. Fasten the upper ends of the red studs to the ends of the green top plate. Fasten the two yellow center studs between the upper and lower plates. Repeat this process to build the other end wall frame.
Look for In the Shop’s Small Garden Greenhouse Part 2 in the July/August issue.
An avid gardener and woodworker, Tom Larson combines these passions in his workshop and garden in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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