How to Turn Old Windows Into a Greenhouse

Did you know that you can use salvaged timber-framed windows to build a greenhouse?
Did you know that you can use salvaged timber-framed windows to build a greenhouse?

We hear the line “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” quite too often. Well, maybe because it’s true. Renovation projects are good sources of recyclable materials – like windows. If you know someone who’s renovating, check to see what you can salvage.

These greenhouses are both beautiful and functional!
These greenhouses are both beautiful and functional!

A lot of homeowners have been replacing timber-framed windows with no-maintenance ones. If you happen to come across these discarded windows, pick them up. You can use them to build a greenhouse. But building a greenhouse from scratch is no easy task. It can be pretty expensive. The money you spend on timber frames and glass could pile up without you realizing it.

Salvaged windows easily provide you with both timber and glass. With these in place, all you need is a frame where you can attach the windows to. Additional expenses would be on the caulkings, screws, and latches.

Materials:

  • Old Windows
  • Timber – 4×4 and 2×4
  • Corrugated Sheets
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Gravel
  • Screws
  • Paint

Tools:

  • Hammer
  • Hand Saw
  • Measuring Tape
  • Paint Brush
  • Power Driver/Drill
  • Shovel

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You can get the step-by-step instructions here

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