1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Add on greenhouse"It's great for green thumbers and a value-increasing addition to any farm home," says Dave Berckes, Canby, Minn., who designed and built an attractive 10 by 20 ft. add-on greeenhouse for less than $2,000.
It's made of cedar rafters and sheets of clear acrylic plastic. "I used high grade silicone seal on the joints and left sufficient space between sheets to compensate for expansion and contraction," says Dave. "Acrylic plastic has high light transmission, flexibility, strength and yet is lightweight and easy to fabricate with common hand tools."
Berckes plans to market his low-cost "add-on" greenhouse as a do-it-yourself kit, complete with step by step plans and a list of materials needed.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dave Berckes, Berckes Mfg., Box 228, Canby, Minn. 56220 (ph 507 223-7754).
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