Removing a trip hazard – Greenhouse DIY
So this was completed last week, but due to some stressful and interesting events, it’s taking me longer than normal to get the post together but finally, I can share a bit of Greenhouse DIY I did.
My greenhouse is actually two greenhouses the first one I put in was an 8×8 aluminium framed greenhouse and it was great. it didn’t cost me anything and was mostly complete. I did soon outgrow this though and within 2 years I decided to increase the size.
Due to the costs involved, I couldn’t afford to rebuild the whole thing so I build a wood framed greenhouse off the original one. leading to a total size of roughly 8×14 which will do for now.
Because of this, it left I massive step inside between the two that is a bit a hazard when I’m in there with my 3year old daughter. And as i going in guns blazing this year I’m keen to break out the sledgehammer and remove it.
One of the first things I had to do was to cut out the aluminium frame of the greenhouse so I could start to remove the step. this was a nightmare and used easily 6 hacksaw blades as they kept snapping. It was a relief to get it cut out even if it took half an hour.
Once the frame was out of the way it was a simple case of taking an old saw and cutting through the cinder block.
thankfully this side I hadn’t used concrete blocks or it would have been a job for the grinder.
Once the cuts were done it was as easy as taking a sledge hammer to them, they soon broke free. A small lump hammer and chisel were used to clean up the cuts.
I really wish that I had done this 4 years ago when I built the addition to the greenhouse as its so much simpler moving things about between the halves. It’s also much easy for the mini gardener to move around without fear of her falling over and hurting her self so it’s win-win.
Anyway, I best get back out there and get some more work done, as time and tide waits for no man.
You can see in some of the pictures the pipework I’ve put in for a greenhouse DIY irrigation systems. you can check out part 1 by following the link below.
All the best
The Electronic Gardiner