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Love section/profile views, looks nice.

Not sure why you needed to rip it down...I just use plain ole 2x4's, 80grit orbital sanding down any sharp spots/edges.

Course if I had access to the tools you do, I mighta went that way too. ;)


I have plain 2x4s too...

this kinda makes me want to take my router to the edges! lol

I just wanted eggs!
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Love section/profile views, looks nice.

Not sure why you needed to rip it down...I just use plain ole 2x4's, 80grit orbital sanding down any sharp spots/edges.

Course if I had access to the tools you do, I mighta went that way too. ;)


I have plain 2x4s too...

this kinda makes me want to take my router to the edges! lol


well a lot of it was what I read. lots like the 1.5" side and others like the 3.5" side. I split the difference and made the top of the roost 2.5" wide the figured the section on the bottom would help the now flat laying 2x4 not bow. I saw on it all 200lbs between 2  saw horses. Lol It bowed some.lol

 

Scott


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Also  for anyone wanting to know here is a side profile of the roost after 1 ripped 1.5" of a 2x4 cut 30 degree off corners sanding all edges and mounted the cutoff section to the bottom.

 

 

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Scott

Love section/profile views, looks nice.

Not sure why you needed to rip it down...I just use plain ole 2x4's, 80grit orbital sanding down any sharp spots/edges.

Course if I had access to the tools you do, I mighta went that way too. ;)

All It took was a table saw, a orbital sander on air from a compressor, and a 2x4.  Oh for got 80 grit on the orbital sander. and or course screws to screw cut of piece on the bottom and I did use a drill but a regular screw driver would work.

 

A drill would be a must for this build. I am on my 3rd 5 gallon bucket of screws.

 

Scott

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Have plenty of power tools, just not a table saw set up and ready to go.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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