|William Gomez (l) and Alexander Garcia preparing scrap plywood sheathing to cover the door frame.|
|Alexander Garcia trimming the thin plywood sheathing with the circular saw.|
|William Gomez attaching the plywood to the door structure with screws while Alexander waits his turn.|
|The painted door ready to install.|
The diagonal bracing as well as the large size of the door made it pretty heavy, so we figured we'd need some stout hinges to support it. Welding together some 1/8" strap and the sleeves I bought for the job we made some hinges that should do the job nicely.
|The homemade door hinges after a couple coats of epoxy paint.|
Once our shop work was done, it was finally time to install the door on the greenhouse on March 29th.
|Henry Rairan adjusting the drill while Johan Egson tightens a lag bolt.|
As usual, we had some adjustments to make during the installation, notably shaving the side of the post for the middle hinge, since the post was bowed. But with the help of a trusty drill and a handful of lag screws, the guys got the door hung and it looked just about perfect.
|l to r, Leonardo Guzman, Henry Rairan, and Johan Egson pose proudly in front of the newly installed door.|
Actually, the green thumbs at the farm (Leonardo's sisters Alejandra and Angie) had jumped the gun on us and had already begun planting vegetables inside before the door was attached.
|The greenhouse was so warm and cozy inside, even without the door, that the plants came up from seed in just three days.|
A view of the completed greenhouse at the end of March, 2011. We thank the Lord for providing the materials, the wisdom, and the people to make this project possible. May the fruit of this effort be healthy vegetables that bless and nourish his people for years to come.
|Thank you, Lord!|