How to Build Your Own “Hoop House” That Glides Open and Close

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Gliding Hoop House

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

Hoop House Samples

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.

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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