John Polk wrote:
If you are looking for cheap, recycled materials to build a greenhouse, think of Habitat for Humanity. They build free houses for many underprivileged people around the globe. In the US and Canada, they maintain many outlet stores where used materials are sold at very reasonable prices. A friend bought six sliding glass doors there for about what the big-box store wanted for one. They also have many new products, ie Home Depot is no longer carrying a certain line of sinks, and donate the ones they have remaining in stock. The money you spend there will help a worthwhile cause, and save you a bundle of ca$h.
Links to stores in U.S., and Canada:
My suggestion is to look there BEFORE you finalize your plans. It is much easier (& cheaper) to design around what is available/cheap than to go shopping for specific sizes and styles.
EDITED to add: Be forewarned! While you are there, you may see many good things too cheap to bypass. You may create several new projects around the homestead.
Lori Leigh wrote:
I;m leaning towards scraping the whole project after reading these forums.