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How to Build Hoop House That Glides Open and Close

If you need to establish a hoop house in your garden beds, we certainly recommend you this hoop house design. We think that this is the best one.

This amazing DIY project will provide a lot of conveniences in the life of gardeners, as you see in the image. By pulling of two ropes on its hoops glide over a rail, you can open and close.

After you made it, without bending down to uncover the garden bed you can give your plants the sunshine it needs. You won’t even have to move your finger.

If you already have an established it in your garden, maybe it’s time to revamp!

What you will need?


  • 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


  • Cordless Drill
  • Hacksaw
  • Staple Gun
  • Measuring Tape

Step-by-step instructions from Vern Harris over at Grit

Or all details can be found in the “Encyclopedia of Made-It-Myself Ideas

Below you can check the other hoop house designs too!

10 Easy DIY Free Hoob House Plans