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Can you use this size wood for coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dr8goons, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. dr8goons

    dr8goons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im still trying to fiquare out my coop and i got to thinking i have over 300 2x10 i dont know what to do with. Is it possable to make a coop out of 2x10 boards if i used 2x6 which i have alot of two to make the frame? i'm at a total loss of what to do with. if not does anyone have pigs to know if they would work on a pig or goat house?Thanks for any advice im new to all livestock and have know idea which one is best
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try making a board and baton coop! They are beautiful.
     
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Oh yes, you can make a coop with that!! [​IMG]
     
  4. dr8goons

    dr8goons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas of where to find ideas to do it like that? would it be best to put them on longways or the longest way going from the top to the bottem?
     
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    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Sure. Get a table saw, rip fence and a decent combinatiom blade and you can have any dimensional lumber you need with those 2 x' 10s.

    Used as is, they will give a stout coop.

    you dont need fancy, you just need shelter and protection. Use your imagination and make something of that bounty.

    300 2 x 10's?? Man that could keep me busy for a long time!
     
  7. I would sell them, and buy a prefab coop...and relaxwith some lemonade.
     
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  8. eggonomist

    eggonomist Out Of The Brooder

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    table saw and rip them down to just less than 2x5's and you could build anything
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I wouldn't rip them down, myself -- hate to take nice big pieces and make them into common-as-dirt little pieces [​IMG] There are too many things in life where you *need* 2x10s, like for beams or rafters over long spans.

    So I'd either swap or sell them for some 2x4s, 2x6s and plywood; or I would save them for another project and keep on scrounging for the coop; or I would make make a 2x4 frame and use them as siding. (Which is still kinda overkill, but it will look nice and last a real long time [​IMG])

    JMO,

    Pat
     
  10. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Do recall, Pat, that the OP has THREE HUNDRED of them.

    Holy Cow! You could rafter the Taj Mahal, side your coops and still have plenty left over to save OR cut down.

    Ah, sweeeeet bounty.
     
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