At the end of last summer, my neighbor was replacing all of their six-pane windows. As a good neighbor, I thought I would help take their trash off of their hands. So embarrassing my kiddos, I walked across the street and asked them what they were going to do with them. They were just going to throw them out, and they told me to take as many as I wanted. I think I took nine. I sold two without glass at my craft sale, and I had these five left over with the glass still in them.
Last fall I saw a greenhouse made out of windows, and I knew that I wanted to make one for my garden.
I used these "L" brackets to attach the side walls together on the top and bottom.
I used my old cabinet hinges to secure the side wall to the roof, and I had bought a set of the rectangle hinges to form the roof.
Here it is!
I had plenty of hands to help me: my mom and two of my boys. I know there would have been shattered glass if I did it myself. Our little greenhouse was tested the night we built it. Our first thunderstorm brought strong winds and rain.
But she is still standing with no broken glass.
I think I am the kind of person that has more fun decorating my garden rather than growing something :) My son is so excited to grow more veggies, and I am more excited to plant "perty" flowers.