So, Im going to attempt to build a coop. I've never built anything in my life. Can I really do this? Ive helped my husband install hardwood floors so Ive installed baseboard and used a mitre saw, circular saw, drills, levels etc. I know I will need help with the heavy stuff. Im what you would call vertically challanged at 5' 1" and no one has accused me of being musclebound Im sure I will need help with huge pieces of plywood and roofing materials that probably outweigh me. I can enlist my husband and my 18 year old son to help too but I want to try to do most of it on my own. I think I can do it if I had a good plan. Its going to be expensive for materials so even though I know I will make mistakes I want a good plan to keep these at a minimum. Im still in the initial planning stage and planning on doing a modified Wichita style coop. I want my coop to be 8x4 and my run 8x12 ish. So my coop would be 32 sq ft and run would be 128 sq ft counting the space under the coop. I may make the run a little smaller but I was figuring the plywood comes in 4x8 sheets so I based my dimensions off of that and the fact that Im planning 6 to 8 chickens. So Im struggling with roofing material. My coop will back up to the wooded area of my lot which is deciduous trees so the back of the coop will get winter sun but the whole thing will be shaded in summer. So I was thinking clear-ish corrugated roofing panels would allow the warmth of the sun in winter but also keep out the element but I like the look of a solid roof better. So does anyone know where I can get a basic plan that I can tweak and work off of. Mostly Im worried about a materials list. I know there is so much to think about as far as materials go and I can't wrap my head around that part of it. Ive been scouring the pages here but I would really like to have a plan and materials list to eliminate guess work as much as possible. So this is the very beginning of my epic coop story, it could really go either way, epic success or epic failure. So far, does anyone see any major concerns with my plan? Im open to suggestions and all advice is welcome. Im sure this will only be the first of about a bazillion "please help me" posts. So Im going to rely on all you expert chicken keepers out there to walk me through this. Also I live in MA so the frozen tundra that is my backyard may hold me up a bit even though I want this done yesterday so I can order my chicks. Thanks all Please refer to this link for the rest of my saga. Im such a newbie to this forum stuff and I should have kept everything on one thread. Sorry, see you on the other thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1148526/technical-coop-building-question Hope that works, I clearly dont know what Im doing.