Free Plans

Below is a listing of free construction plans and background information for your season-extending project.


West Virginia University Extension Service

Planning & Building a Greenhouse

West Virginia University Extension Service

An excellent primer to read before you get started on your greenhouse or hoop house project. It covers:

  • Greenhouse Locations

  • Foundations & Floors

  • Ventilation / Heating

  • Types of Greenhouses

  • Watering Systems

Cold Frame

Build a Coldframe to Start Your Plants

Canadian Home Workshop

A guide for building an A-1 cold frame from scratch. The blog article is aimed at the experience woodworker.

  • Excellent Design Pointers

  • Best Glue to Use

  • Optimum skew sizes

  • Not for Beginning Woodworkers

From the Ground Up!

An article providing ideas for salvage components for a greenhouse.

  • Not a Plan

  • Fiberglass Panels for the Roof

  • Salvaged Windows for the Sides

BuildEasy Logo

How to Build a Greenhouse

Build Easy

Step by step instructions for building a greenhouse.

  • Placement Advice

  • Complete Dimensions

  • Detailed Illustrations


Build a Hoop House for Cheap

Budy Club Gardening

A video example of how to make a small hoop house for not much money.

  • Cheap, cheap, cheap

  • Very easy to follow

  • Excellent presentation



Last update: January 8, 2012 | Copyright (c) Backyard Greenhouse Projects