The Build 2007

By Galaxie_Man · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jul 30, 2012 · ·
  1. Galaxie_Man
    A photo documentary of the coop build



    This is the first "ground up" carpentry project I have ever undertaken. I had a plan in my

    head that I sketched out on paper, and bought most of the materials at Home depot. I

    impressed myself with how well it came out. I had done renovations on my old house I

    used to have, but the basic structure was always there to reference. I gutted the bathroom

    twice, gutted and renovated the kitchen (cabinets done by pros), and a major overhaul and

    update of the master bedroom. This was my finest effort to date. I now have the confidence

    to build my 12' X 16' out building in the near future.



    The older guy you see in a couple of the photos is my Father-In-Law, Skip Boulette of

    Kissimee, Florida. He was my laborer every day while this project was going on. Retired

    from Pratt & Whitney, he and my Mother-In-Law are snowbirds that come up from Florida

    each summer. I could not have done this without their help. At age 70, he had no problem

    with the blazing heat and humidity, or the heavy physical requirements I needed. Thanks

    Skip!!​
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  1. StizzyL17
    What is the size of this coop? It's very similar to the one I'm about to undertake building. How long did it take, and what was your final cost?
  2. Garden Tamer
    Great coop! Not sure who you input the text - it was kinda hard to read through. The pictures are fantastic! I know all the chicks will love it ;-)

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