How to build a retractable hoop house greenhouse

Retractable Hoop House Greenhouse

Need to set up a hoop house over your garden beds? This is one of the best hoop house designs we definitely recommend!

As you can see in the image, this DIY hoop house makes the life of gardeners a little easier as its hoops glide over a rail to open and close with just a pull of two ropes.

Hoop House Greenhouse

Now you can give your plants the sunshine it needs without having to lift a finger or bending down to uncover the garden bed!

If you have already built a hoop house in your garden, then it’s time to revamp! 🙂

You’ll need these materials:

  • 8′ long 2 x 6″ Untreated Fir
  • Schedule 40 PVC Pipe
  • 3/4″ diameter Railing
  • 1/2″ diameter Hoops
  • 1″ diameter Tees
  • 1/2″ long, 1/2″ Aluminum Tubing pieces
  • 9′ long, 1/2″ PVC Pipe
  • High-quality Greenhouse Film
  • 1/2″ Lath Screws with Washer Heads
  • Clothespins / Clamps for Hoops
  • 3/16″ Eye Screws
  • 3/16″ Clothesline Cord

And these tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Hacksaw
  • Staple Gun
  • Measuring Tape

You can get step-by-step instructions from Vern Harris over at Grit

You might also like these other DIY hoop house designs!

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