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We built a large one. We used 16 ft cattle panels (8 of them). First my dh built a frame on the ground out of 2X6 (2x4 will work too I'm sure). The rectangle frame goes about 4 ft high off the ground. We then arched the panels and attached them to the frame. That way the shelter is higher and you can get more hay, ect. in it. We had two large army tarps that we used to cover it which has worked out great. We had a big windstorm and a large branch fall on it and it did no damage. Along the bottom in that 4 ft space we used tin roofing and sided it with that. It stays very warm in there. The ends we enclosed one with a tarp on the top with tin on the bottom so we can ventilate. The front we walled with tin and put a door on. We did run a beam down the middle of the cattle panels with a post in the middle for support.

It actually looks a lot better than it sounds and I am trying to talk dh into making me the same size green house made the same way. I'm guessing measurements but I think it turned out to be 14 ft x 40 ft. We made a heavy duty frame because we have a "attic" on one end that we can store misc. junk on that is above our heads.

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