Greenhouse || DIY or Buy || Building a STURDY DIY Greenhouse in 5 days!



$2 for 1-4 Layer PCBs, Get SMT Coupons: https://jlcpcb.com/AAA
Previous video: https://youtu.be/eh0YXLkzAKg
Automating a Greenhouse with LoRa! (Part 1): https://youtu.be/2YJHcGQnpAk
Automating a Greenhouse with LoRa! (Part 2): https://youtu.be/gsMqwNi4wT4
LED Bar video: https://youtu.be/_NEK5YwKGKk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatscottlab
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreatScottLab
Support me for more videos: https://www.patreon.com/GreatScott?ty=h

In this episode of DIY or Buy I will show you how I built a really sturdy DIY greenhouse over the course of 5 days. I had to build a new one because my old commercial one got destroyed during a storm. That is why I used the opportunity to create a DIY greenhouse by myself in order to find out whether it makes sense to DIY such a project or whether we should stick to the commercial solution instead. Let’s get started!

Thanks to JLCPCB for sponsoring this video.
Visit https://jlcpcb.com to get professional PCBs for low prices.

Music:
2011 Lookalike by Bartlebeats

0:00 Story of my old greenhouse (got destroyed)
1:38 Intro
2:11 Material/Tool list
3:38 Day 1 (main foundation)
6:30 Day 2 (roof)
7:47 Day 3 (door/support battens)
9:55 Day 4 (twin wall sheets around greenhouse & on the roof)
11:21 Day 5 (twin wall sheets on the roof)
12:33 Verdict

source

22 thoughts on “Greenhouse || DIY or Buy || Building a STURDY DIY Greenhouse in 5 days!

  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    @GreatScott! i normally do not comment on youtube but i have experience in diy greenhouse and i did the same as you, to fasten the plastic windows with screws is not working, the plastic change size in temperatures and the plastic wil crack.
    mine lasted 2 years including repairs, tape, more screws and so on, aluminium tape wil also come off in a short time.
    i strongly recomend you to remove the screws and reuse the orginal aluminium fasteners, glue the screw holes and you wil be good

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    Great build!

    If you're going to do more woodwork projects I'd recommend investing in a mitre saw. I've never had straighter perfect cuts.

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    Sorry to dissapoint you but the clear sheets you have used should be joined with long expansion gap spacers, as in the hot weather they will warp, they normally keep these in stock with the sheets. Good luck…

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    You should sharpen the chain of that saw. That would help you alot. Nice project!

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    I really like the build, but next time it is probably better to use a reciprocating saw instead of a chainsaw for cutting those beams. Also that chainsaw needs to be sharpened.

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    I would have used some silicone caulk instead of the duct tape, and put a dab of caulk on top of the screws

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    Its more ugly and it could be stronger if you called mathias wandel for some tips about wood and construction
    Now there is no strength in the wood beams
    Only the metal clamps and screws provide the strenght of the building

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    Kool≠cool. Kool=the coolest best thing idk what it is.

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    Deswegen immer einen Betonboden für die gekauften Häuser gießen, dann halten die auch^^

    Aber das neue sieht wesentlich stabiler und besser aus!!!

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    I suspect that the quality of the wood and the joints you made are generally better than the kit. That's based on a comparison of shed kits versus DIY I did a few years ago, here in the US.

    Reply
  • April 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    Great video! But since the DIY version is way more stable and doesn't turn into a kite, wouldn't it be the winner in this case?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.