Learn how to build an attractive potting bench with shelves and a recess to collect clippings and debris.
Learn how to build a knock-down outdoor serving bar; watch a video of step-by-step construction tips; materials and tool lists provided.
by Ron Hazelton on April 16, 2014 in News
by Ron Hazelton on April 12, 2014 in News
Viewing Project in Outdoor Buildings & Furniture > Outdoor Buildings > Lawn & Garden
Ron's project while good looking, is sway more technical than it needs to be. I wanted a place to dry lumber that I milled from trees on my own property. But I needed the wife's permission. I made a simple frame structure. ALL the walls and roof are made of the corrugated clear fiberglass roofing you can get at almost any decent lumber yard. One half is my solar kiln, the other half is the wife's green house. The wife keeps vegetables growing in it year round. The plants looked pretty sickly when it did not get above 20 degrees for week last winter, but they all popped back up as soon as the outdoor temp moderated to the 40s. As for my solar kiln, it is always at least 15 degrees above the outside temp, and humidity is at least 20% lower. The wife's potting shed is a combination of repurposed lumber from an old loafing shed on the property, a few new 2x4s, and the same clear, corrugated roofing panels on the roof and south wall. Again nothing fancy, a dirt floor, a long potting table (from repurposed lumber), a repurposed Levi fixture from an old JCPenney store for shelving, and a lot of nails for hanging garden tools. The wife starts the seeds in the house in March, transplant them to pots in the garden shed that is plenty warm from the sun in April, before she moves them to the garden in May.
Video only plays for a few seconds and stops. Tried it on two computers withno luck. 1st time for this one.
Ron, where do I buy this solar shed kit? I've been wanting one for 17 years ! I can't afford to buy one but maybe I can afford to build one. Please help me. Thanks, your biggest fan, Jan