Our Cape Cod Coop

By MadCrafterMom · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Apr 16, 2012 ·
  1. MadCrafterMom
    [FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]Our Cape Cod Coop[/FONT]
    [FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]4/4/2010[/FONT][​IMG]
    We finally got a start on our coop today, Easter Sunday. My 13 year old daughter Sarah and I got as far as building the base frame of our coop. We would have gotten the floor laid, but my cordless saw battery died out. I have a corded saw, but only have a rough framing blade for it. Back to Home Depot tomorrow for another blade. Anyway, this is what we have so far:

    I designed this coop myself after viewing numerous coops online. I used Google Sketchup to design it. I designed it to use only 6 sheets of plywood. the only PT part of it is the base as seen above. Here are my Sketchup pics of my intended coop:
    More to come tomorrow!
    [FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]4/5/2010[/FONT]
    Made some more progress today. Got some of the walls up (although long 2 x 3s need to be trimmed) and cut out some of the plywood pieces. Hoping to have all the walls up tomorrow and figure out how to put the roof on. Here a pics of today's progress:
    Tall end with "people door" cut out. Short end with "chicken door" cut out.
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    My two best helpers. [​IMG] Please stop throwing my nails, Abby...Grab that box!
    At the end of the day.....

    Three walls mostly up. Let's not talk about all the things that would
    make a real builder pull their hair out when looking at this closely...

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  1. Anonymous
    "Not Complete"
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Feb 16, 2019
  2. ronott1
    "Article not finnished"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 20, 2018
    Good start to a coop build
  3. PouleChick
    "Needs updating"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    Great having the plans properly done so easy to see. Unfortunately some the photos are no longer visable - would be nice to have it updated if the member is still on the site.


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