This step by step diy project is about 8×8 greenhouse trims plans. This is PART 2 of the greenhouse project, where I show you how to build the vents and the door for the greenhouse. In addition, I show you how to fit the 1×2 trims to the exterior of the greenhouse. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
8×8 Small Greenhouse Trims
- A – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 72″ long 2xFACES
- B – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 72″ long, 4 pieces – 22 1/2″ long 2xSIDES
- C – 3 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 96″ long, 10 pieces – 52 1/4″ long ROOF
- D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 69″ long, 1 piece – 33″ long 2xDOOR
- E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 52 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 22″ long 2xGABLE END
- F – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 19 1/2″ long 4xVENT
- PART 1: 8×8 Greenhouse Plans
- PART 2: 8×8 Greenhouse Trim Plans
Fitting the trims to the 8×8 greenhouse
Fit the greenhouse film to the front of the greenhouse. Cut the trims for the greenhouse front and then attach them into place with 1 1/2″ screws.align the edges and drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Fit the greenhouse plastic to the sides of the greenhouse and then lock it into place with 1×2 trims. Align the trims flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 1×2 trims to the gable ends of the greenhouse, after aligning the edges with attention.
Fit the 1×2 trims to the top of the greenhouse. Place the trims equally spaced and then lock them into place with 1 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 1×2 trims to the vents, as well. Use 1 1/2″ screws to lock the trims to the trims into place.
Fit the vents to the sides of the greenhouse and install the hinges, so you can open and close them easily. In addition, you can install automatic vent openers, so you air the greenhouse when the temperature get over a certain level.
Fit the plastic and the 1×2 trims to the doors.
Fit the doors to the openings and then lock them into place tightly with hinges. Check if the doors open and close properly and make adjustments, if necessarily.
This greenhouse will add value and character to your backyard, so I recommend you to build one even if you are not a big fan of gardening. With time you will enjoy growing vegetables more and more.
This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few days without much effort. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 of the woodworking project to learn how to build the frame for this greenhouse. In addition, see a lot more greenhouse plans HERE.
This woodworking project was about 8×8 small greenhouse trims plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.