I have delayed putting the final touches on the blog, as I wanted to make sure the GH was finished before I finished the write up.
The doors, both ends of the GH are identical. This will lend itself to my plans for next years garden and ease of access for watering the plants in the greenhouse. I started looking at the cost of lumber for the doors and ended up deciding that cost was too great, so I ripped a 2×4 into 3/4 inch pieces, the pieces were 3/4” x 1 1/2” x 8’ long. I was able get 4 pieces out of each 2×4, which gave me enough wood to build the door and install a door stop. The doors swing to the outside. I used 2 1/2” hinges, 2 1/2” barrel Bolt and 3” eye hook on each door. The door was put together with Kreg Pocket Hole Screws, the Vinyl was stapled on the frame and lathes were screwed onto the door to secure the vinyl covering.
After the vinyl was stapled to the end walls, all the seems were also covered with lathes.
Now to update on the costs.
List of Materials
1 – 48 inch x 25 feet x 8 mil Clear Vinyl at $31.99 Each = $31.99
2 – 2” x 4” x 8’ ripped into 3/4” x 1 1/2×8’ lengths $3.10 = $6.20
4 – 2” x 4” x 8’ ripped into 1/4” x 1 1/2×8’ lengths $3.10 = $12.40
Door Hardware 2 sets of hinges, barrel bolts and eye hook latches = $15.00
Total cost of building the doors and applying vinyl to the end walls = $65.59
So far total material costs are up to $475.15
Prices per Lowes and/or Home Depot. Price of 2×4’s is premium quality. Prices on these screws vary a lot, I am using galvanized exterior screws rather than the more expensive polymer coated screws, which cost about twice as much as the screws I am using. Some 2×4’s and the patio blocks were items I had on hand, so my actual costs are quite a bit lower than I am showing for buying all new materials.
-- Steve, Carmel, Maine, USA (near Bangor) (Hardiness Zone 5a)