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Charming Chicken House

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chick Charm, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. I though I would have a go at using reclaimed pallet wood. It has turned out nicer than I expected.

    I milled the trim from thicker pieces of the pallet. The whole exterior is pallet wood. I framed it with 2X2's (new & not from pallets) and put cedar shims for the roofing.

    Give me your opinions.

    I will work on a run/base in the next week or so.

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  3. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is beautiful. How are you going to finish it? Stain, paint, let go natural.
     
  4. I think I will add a light stain. No paint on this one. Though I do want to protect the wood.
     
  5. It all started out as these.
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  6. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    that's awesome right there! very nice!
     
  7. Under $50 invested. Pallets can be very useful & cheap. However it was very time consuming and labor intensive. It is like piecing together a puzzle as no boards were straight or alike.
     
  8. I don't recommend using a planet as there are many hidden staples or nails. It will ruin the blades on your planer.
     
  9. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks great![​IMG]
     
  10. Thank you.

    Now time will tell how well built it is. I'm thinking this wood is very durable but have nothing to reference too.
     

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