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Cedar Sided Duck House / Coop Boise Idaho

  1. idahochicka
    My husband has built many chicken coops this year but this duck house he built really did turn out beautiful! He frames them up using 1x2 (he just rips a 2x4 in half) then he sheets the walls with OSB plywood. On this one he got a great deal on 7/8 cedar fence pickets so he sided with them and treated the wood with Penofin stain. He roofs them just like he would a house. Paper then shingles, just no drip edge. The people that he built this for wanted the nesting box on one side and said that the ducks they have actually use a nesting box. I really wanted to get some better photos before it was on the trailer but I forgot :( . Its HUGE 4' x 4' and that is NOT including the nesting box. It stands about 5' tall. It took 5 people to load it on the trailer due to the 7/8 pickets. Not sure he is going to use those on a coop that doesn't have wheels.

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  1. idahochicka
    My Hubby is a contractor and does a lot of fences. He is picky about the stain and will ONLY use Penofin. In his experience its a better product for the price. On this coop / house he used a cedar tone but he usually uses a western cedar red to match the shingles.
  2. celticgarden
    Nice work! I used Penofin on my cedar sided coop. Good stuff.

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