We’ve all fallen prey to those “easy assembly kits” that promise you can construct something “in under an hour”. We’ve personally ordered several of them — from storage sheds to a tent cabin. Even with my secret weapon which is an extremely handy husband who can take apart a car engine and put it back together, rewire a house and tile a bathroom, it always seems a life and sanity-threatening proposition to assemble one of these kits. But there’s no fool like an old fool. So these things keep getting advertised and we keep ordering them.
Sunday was the day we decided to open our latest kit and build us a greenhouse for the soon to be inaugurated Flying Terrier Farms. And we expected it to done “in just under an hour”. So not a problem starting this at 11AM on a day when Sonoma temperatures were expected to soar into the 90s. To make a long story short, we got this thing mostly constructed before our lightheadedness and inability to think signaled the early stages of sunstroke.
Therefore, the following pictorial essay contains no truly useful information. It’s not even a how to or a step-by-step guide. But perhaps it will illustrate the progress of overexposure to Sonoma sun. Kids, don’t try this at home.
I should post the make and model of this kit as it actually looks to be quite good. And the assembly didn’t bring us anywhere near divorce. It’s a Sunshine GardenHouse and you can find their products here.
it looks great!
Were you rethinking the greenhouse when the sun got high in the sky? It looks 1st rate.
The greenhouse is probably going to be used for more delicate winter things and to start tomatoes and such in early spring. In Sonoma summer heat, it’s about a thousand degrees inside! Unless you have some suggestions for warm weather use.
I am so very, very impressed. It is going to be a marvelous adventure! I’m inspired…