Thursday, February 11, 2016

Building a Screen Porch - Bob Vila

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This post will go in the construction subseries of the off-the-grid main series of posts.

The failure of the quonset hut will require some changes in plans.  One change would be to build the "greenhouses" that won't actually be greenhouses.  Instead, the new idea is to raise the plants behind a screen porch to the shack.

If I were to put one of these along every wall of the shack, the shack would be in the center of the greenhouses, with plenty of shade all around to keep the sun off the shack.  While keeping the sun off the shack, the sun would shine on the plants, and they should be protected from bugs and varmints.

Obviously, there would be an overhang that would provide the shade from the sun.  The rest of the "porch" would be open but covered with the screen above.

Here's a video showing how to make a screen porch.

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