Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.
I am in the process of building my first greenhouse using the metal frame of a gazebo. I just finished securing the frame on a foundation and Im getting ready to wrap it using 6mm polyethylene sheeting. While sitting in my backyard last night relaxing, it dawned on me that I have no idea how Im going to get into it (oops.) Does anyone have an ideas on how to install an adequate door onto my make-shift metal framed greenhouse, or what kind of door I should use? HELP
You can also use one of the plain old wooden screen doors, just use your polyethylene sheeting to cover it. Also, if attaching a door is problematic, overlap your sheeting from both sides to create a "clean room" type door...that way the sheets are attached at the top, but allow you to enter between them.
We made a make-shift covered vege garden with deer netting over an old canvas garage frame.
For the door we just hung a loose piece of netting with a dowel sewed into the bottom.
It's worked fine for over two years now, sometimes you can just "fake it" with doors.
You could probably just leave one corner unattached and use the dowel idea to keep it straight.
Yes, I've used it--at my old house I didn't have a real greenhouse, but I stapled plastic sheeting around the edges of my covered patio in the winter to make a makeshift greenhouse, and I did one of those zipper doors to give access from the patio to the backyard. Worked great!