Garden tinker project: Greenhouse for a raised bed 1


This spring we builded a L-shaped raised bed out of gabions in our garden. On the raised bed I planted some tomatoes.

Tomatoes are not happy with direct rain. So I had to build a shelter for the tomatoe plants. I created a greenhouse out of some air bubble film, some cheap wooden strip and 3d printed brackets.

The greenhouse had to fit over the 500x500x500mm part of the raised bed, so I choose the following dimensions: 1400x700x540mm

sketch of the green house, dimensions in mm

sketch of the green house, dimensions in mm

1. step: print the brackets

There are overal 16 brackets inside the wooden frame. They keept my 3D printer busy for a while 😉

bracket

bracket

You can download the stl-file for the brackets here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:393876

2. step: get some 35x17mm wooden strips and cut them according to the desired sizes (e.g. see sketch above).

3. step: assemble the frame

green house frame

green house frame

(optional step: paint the frame)

4. step: staple the air bubble film onto the frame

green house during construction

green house during construction

5. step: put the greenhouse in place

raised bed with green house

raised bed with green house

The front side of the air bubble film is not stapled to the frame, so you can easily access the plants inside. To secure the front side we used some velcro stripes.

5. step: plant something and wait 🙂


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