Smallest Tallest Coop

By GopherBoyFarms, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Jul 30, 2012 | |
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    GopherBoy got up early this morning to start work on the coop.

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    We had a little mole problem on the farm....
    so something had to be done.................
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    After that commercial break......we found the area in the yard we wanted the coop


    maybe the chickens picked the spot....
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    the spot was then cleared and raked
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    the legs have been attached and we needed the small boy child to make sure it was all level

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    ok, we used old waterbed frame, and some poopy 4x4's we got from the fat dead mans place in Portland and now have the floor framed.

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    this is juzt the starting sketch
    it will be 3'6" off the ground
    and the floor is 6'10" X 7'6" (so far)




    Here is the start of the front deck
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    GopherBoy got the floor sheeted and needed to take a break to look at the plans again.

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    there always needs to be one of the flock there to see whats going on.
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    Measure off the deck surface to the ground or pad.

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    all measurements must carefully be written down on a block of wood, using anything else would not be professional

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    using a construction calculator we figure out our rise for our steps.

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    mark on the framers square the rise and the desired tread width with a sharpie pen (more details on the measurements in the following drawing)

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    line up both marks on the square to the edge of the board and trace them out.

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    Skillfully cut the lines out with a skill saw then use a hand saw to finish the cuts

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    On the last tread cut the thickness of your treads off the bottom, in this case the tread thickness is an inch and half

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    there’s the stringer…being tested out.


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    then we screwed the treads on


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    done deal…..there are steps to the deck. Time to quiet for tonight


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    One of the walls is up
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    and the pop door in installed in the tracks
    closed:
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    and opened:
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    I wasnt supposed to get Lance in the picture
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    Ok, this was the first attempt at the roof framing......

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    after thinking about it all night, it's correct now, and a pattern has been made...
    CORRECT
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    GopherBoy estimates that by the time it is done, it will be around 75 feet tall

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    Todays word is patience. I cut all my rafter birds mouths wrong. But like anthing else you can fix it. Walk away figure it out go back. So I did but in the process of cutting the fix it boards I cut through my wagon. Ok walk away eat some lunch go back put on my gloves and one of the birds pooped in it
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    Sometimes GopherBoy works to fast, and is really hard on his tools

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    funny how his hammer breaks...and this was in his back pocket
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    This is how we are going to cut our rafter tails
    We don’t want them below the window so we squared off the window header to determine the length

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    We square of this mark and transfer the line to the rafters at each end of the building

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