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wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 31, 2009
12:02 AM

Post #6072612

I made benches of my green/shade house that is also make out of PVC pipes

here is a link to the thread Forgive me for not rewriting it.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/947839/

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msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #6075266

Cool! You done good! :)
oldude
New Iberia, LA

January 31, 2009
7:37 PM

Post #6075373

Neet, Is that 1" PVC?

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 31, 2009
8:43 PM

Post #6075569

Thank you

Yes it is the heavy 1" PVC pipe
Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #6076097

Very nice - did it end up being very cost effective?

The benches DH built for me are 2x4s with fencing (about 50', $30/roll) stapled to them, set up on cinder blocks. Now dats cheap! Not as pretty as yours, though...

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 31, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6076157

When I finish the second second section I will have a little over $200 in it. The only expenses part is the selves. But to get any where near that amount of shelving it would be more than twice that and the shelves would not be as sturdy.

I have sloping land that can not be leveled and thanks to the moles the ground is very lumpy. So cinder blocks would not work and the store bought ones can not handle the lean for long. With the PVC pipe I can adjust the height on the down hill side and the long length of the bottom pipe spreads the load.

I decided on the closet maid shelves: one because it is hard for me to stretch the fence wire that I have tried tight enough And in the end the amount of fencing that I would need would cost almost the same if not more than the shelves.

Sandy the epi nut.
Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6076179

Sounds like it's a perfect solution for your situation - that's great.

*And* nice looking!

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 31, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6076185

Than you.
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 2, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #6082620

Hi Sandy,
I'm glad to see you found a good solution for your shelves. Looking Good!!!

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 2, 2009
3:38 PM

Post #6082639

Thank you. I was surprised at how much shelf room I had. Which means MORE EPIS!!!!

crazy4brugs

crazy4brugs
Kansasville, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #6087130

That looks great. So good that I would even put it in my house in front of my patio door.
Thanks for the idea.

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6087167

You are welcome. The nice thing with the PVC pipe is you can also paint it with plastic paint. I believe that it is a Rustolia (?) brand.
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #6139756

Wren, I got a plastic greenhouse last year for my birthday and just used makeshift shelving in it. Wow, was that troublesome to say the least. Well, my birthday is coming up again and hubby and I were discussing what I wanted. I suggested some type of shelving for the greenhouse and after checking on the web and seeing the prices, he said he would make some from pvc tubing and closet shelves. That is how he made the light system for me in our basement. I wasn't sure about using it for greenhouse shelving till just now when I found your picture and Wow, I love it! Best thing, well, the best 2 things are: it's very nice looking and it can be taken down and stored for the winter.

Thanks for the picture! I called hubby in to look at it, he looked at me sideways and said,' Yeah, that is what I said I would build for you.' Then I said,' I hope it looks as nice.' LOL

Here is my light system in the basement.

toofew

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wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #6139866

Looks good.

You would find the joins from this web site will make it easier to build. I have more on the way.
I also found that HD will cut the closetmaid shelves for you. I am making the other back benches 7 feet long to allow for a place to hang one of my epies.
http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/Build-a-Greenhouse/products/1162/
Eggs_Zachtly
Washington, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6139911

toofew,

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