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Post by randiliana on March 25th 2014, 2:43 pm

So, I was browsing around and reading some of the threads out there. And noticed that a couple of you were talking about greenhouses and cheap ways of setting one up. Here is what we did a couple of years ago. It is about 16' long 7' high and 8' wide, and was very easy to build, which is saying a lot, because neither of us really are much for carpenters. It is made with 4 welded wire cattle (or hog) panels that are 4' high and 16' long. They are very flexible but very strong. I expect that you would be able to leave some space between them if you wanted to save some $$ and make the greenhouse longer. I did splurge and buy the real greenhouse covering. It has made it through 2 summers and 2 winters and still looks good.

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Post by prairie dog on March 25th 2014, 6:00 pm

Nice , some pretty big timbers for the side , but I like the wire as a support
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Post by randiliana on March 25th 2014, 6:17 pm

The timbers were just something we had on hand. Not really necessary, but OTOH, I don't have to worry about it blowing away.
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Post by Davinci on March 25th 2014, 6:26 pm

What's the deal with hog panels? This must be a prairie thing. If you go to the hardware store here and ask for hog panels, they give you a blank stare.

I have seen hog panels used in many applications and I think a structure like this would make great temporary shelter for raising meatbirds. But problem one, no one seems to know what a hog panel is or where to get them!

This looks like a great plan and I love the big beams. I HAVE big beams like that piled in the bush. If I could only find hog panels!


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Post by randiliana on March 25th 2014, 6:28 pm

Have you tried a Farm or Ag store? One where you could get 'real' panels.
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Post by prairie dog on March 25th 2014, 10:37 pm

Get concrete panels then ? almost the same thing .....but with any one that supplies for horses they should be selling the wire panels as well ??
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Post by randiliana on March 25th 2014, 11:26 pm

I would expect that any sort of sturdy panel would work pretty well.
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Post by Davinci on March 26th 2014, 1:11 am

THe only kind of panels I see at the feed store are the metal fence panels made of tubular steel. Extremely heavy, not flexible and start at $100 for an 8 foot section. People build round pens and corrals.

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Post by randiliana on March 26th 2014, 1:15 am

But, this would be the place to ask if they can get them in. They are after all, livestock panels.
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