I was having the hardest time getting my coop done, mostly due to lack of funds to buy lumber. I was going to Home Depot and Lowe's, alternating between the two stores every couple days (they are right across the street from each other) and buying a 2x4 or a couple of 1x3's, etc... In the meantime I was starting to get depressed having my chickens in my tiny makeshift coop outside that was really WAY too small for them. So one night I was at Home Depot and on a whim decided to ask for their extra scrap lumber. HOLY COW!!! The sales associate took me to the back of the lumber section where there was a cart full of wood of all different sizes. I got ALL of the wood for my coop and only paid $2.00!! There were a couple of full size 2x4's in there so the guy charged me $2.00 for them but gave me everything else for free! I was so happy!! My dh not so much but oh well I have since gone back 3 more times and gotten lumber for free. Just little odds and ends I needed for other projects. I have even had them cut my free wood for me and they were happy to do it!!