I helped out a bit doing some greenhouse repair around the homestead this weekend. It was a nice experience. I am really looking to get some more experience with construction related skills as I look forward to building my own place. Helping out around here is a great way of doing that. Stuff gets done that needs to get done and I walk away with a little bit more experience building things.
The bathroom basement of the house we just sold was the largest project I have ever tackled and that really stretched my comfort level. I am hoping to continue to do that as I begin to get settled in here.
Here is the greenhouse building with the roof off and the new 2×4 pine purlins installed. The old ones were 2×2 cedar and not nearly as strong as the new ones we installed.
The old panels went back up, with a little bit of acrobatics. The seams are covered with 1x 4 cedar battens. The battens have been sealed using an interesting product called butyl tape. It is sort of a caulk tape. It comes on a roll and you lay it out then remove the tape from the other side. Similar to two sided foam tape.