Building Your Own Greenhouse

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Stackpole Books, 1997 - Gardening - 198 pages
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The fundamentals of assembling a greenhouse and custom designing it to the gardener's needs, from simple cold frames to large free-standing and attached-to-the-house structures.
 

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Contents

Background
3
Principles and Types of Greenhouses
5
Basics of Greenhouse Construction
13
Site Selection and Foundation
15
Framing
27
Glazing
47
Ventilation
59
Supplemental Heating Insulation and Heat Sinks
63
Petes Plant Playhouse
127
Pauls Little Grass Shack
133
Kathys Perennial Palace
141
Examples of Attached Greenhouses
149
Bay Windows and Wardian Windows
151
Dorothys Glorified Basement Window
155
Marians Solar Addition
161
Marys Madhouse
165

Plumbing Wiring and Other Amenities
79
Shutters and Shades
95
Examples of Freestanding Greenhouses
103
Cold Frames and Hotbeds
105
Dicks Handy Hoop Houses
111
Alwins Plumbers Friend
117
Allens Ledge Lodge
123
Alices Argon Addition
171
The Sunspace at Fiddlers Green
179
Manufacturers Distributors and Suppliers
191
Metric Conversions
193
Index
194
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