Chicken coop from a shipping crate build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kenya1977, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. kenya1977

    kenya1977 In the Brooder

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    This might take me a few weeks to get done. Picked up a shipping crate and I'm in the process of converting it. I'm wanting several windows, full sized door, and a nesting box. Taking a little from another build on here but I'm going to do a shingled roof because I think it will hold up better. So far I just have the bones, and a fun stained glass window I just painted.
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    The real work will start this weekend. More to come.
     

  2. kenya1977

    kenya1977 In the Brooder

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    Well, the art is coming a long a lot faster than the crate is. I decided that I needed to frame the whole crate, so I spent a day just drawing up the design and making sure the math added up.

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    More chicken art for the windows. The first one turned out so well I figured I would do a pane for each breed I have. So, this is my Golden Wyandotte.

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  3. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chirping

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    Are you free handing the painted chivkens
     
  4. debbieore

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    Love it
     
  5. Mims

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    Yes, inquiring minds want to know! They look fantastic!
     
  6. kenya1977

    kenya1977 In the Brooder

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    Thanks!

    I'm taping a photo to the window to get the general outline of everything, then I freehand from there.

    Here are some more of my finished first window.
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    This is my layout for my second window. I try and make sure they are all about the same general proportion. I paint the outline and all major features, but my color fills are all freehand for the most part. I'm painting with acrylic and then sealing them with polyurethane. I'll clean up the wood and repaint before mounting them too.

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  7. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chirping

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    Wow. How much for slw on canvas
     

  8. kenya1977

    kenya1977 In the Brooder

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    So, all wood is cut and assembly will start this week. In the mean time during all the rain delays I've finished my chicken window art. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    The face and feet on this one are most excellent!
     
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  10. JanetS

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    Wow! Great art work! Did you buy the crate or get it for free?
     

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