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Hello all,

After my first year of high school, my Dad and I started work on a greenhouse. For a while we had considered building our own from scratch, but we both realized that was unrealistic due to my Mom's standards. After negotiating for a little while we decided on a Cedar Built 6x10' greenhouse. http://www.cedar-built.com/. Timelapse and more pictures coming soon. My Dad and I probably spent an equal amounts of time staining the wood and actually building the greenhouse. Since then we have purchased a heater called Dr Heater like this one https://www.amazon.com/Heater-DR218-1500W-Greenhouse-Infrared-1500-watt/dp/B00J6B2F1Q. It has functioned quite well with keeping the temps above 50 for the Nepenthes. I hope this helps for anyone who is looking at building a greenhouse, and I have to say, it was well worth it!

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nepenthesl0ve

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cant even begin to tell you how jealous i am LOL that is a beautiful little greenhouse! looking forward to seeing your plants as well as the additional time lapse :drool:
 
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You're off to a good start it seems. What max temperature are you aiming for inside the greenhouse?
 
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I'm just aiming to keep the temps above 50. The greenhouse has roof vent openers that come on at around 75-80 degrees. Haven't had to do anything more than that as the greenhouse was only a construction project during the summer. Thinking about getting a swamp cooler for those hot summer days, but we'll see! I'll aim to keep it under 90 when I can...
 
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I see myself looking to do the same in a year and a half. Can you tell me roughly the number of hours long this project took?
 
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Yes actually my Dad and I had a running bet as to how long it would take. I would say roughly 15 hours of building (since it was a kit) and maybe 15 more hours of staining all the wood. Not to bad, although I can imagine it would be quite the project if you're building one from scratch! Also I have more pictures to upload!
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