construction is complete. Warning pic heavy!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TinTennessee, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. TinTennessee

    TinTennessee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got started on the coop yesterday. I feel like i made pretty good progress. I've worked in construction for 20 + years. I've always wanted to try some of the older building techniques and the coop seemed like a good place to try them.
    .[​IMG]. this will be my mostise on the uprighhts for the door area.
    [​IMG]cut half way through & remove the peice. same thing other side.
    [​IMG]same thing other side. remove the small hump with a chisel.
    [​IMG]this is the mortise for my counter balanced coop. make a lot of small cuts then pry out with pry bar.
    [​IMG]all cuts removed. this will make a very strong joint for my counter balanced coop
    [​IMG]upright for the counter balanced coop. mortised just like the bottom runner.
    [​IMG]upright installed
    [​IMG]other runner done the same way. My wife was kind enough to bring me some tea. Yes we still drink it from a mason jar.
    [​IMG]both uprights installed.
    [​IMG]i put an angle on the front so i can drag it if necessary. upright for door area attached.
    [​IMG]both door uprights installed and my coutner balanced floor joist installed with braces underneath to support some of the weight. stopping point for the day. the actual coop size is 48 x 67'' the run will be 67'' x 120''. more to come tomorrow.
    [​IMG]more work on the coop done today. With the help of my son, i put the floor joist in and decked the floor
    [​IMG] i mortised in the bottom center brace on the side wall.[​IMG]. the top of the wall.
    [​IMG]and the header over what will become the door.
    [​IMG] we temp'd up the ridge board.
    [​IMG]and i cut a pattern for the rafters. So far i have exactley 20.22 in the coop all the wood except the ridge pole and top plate on the walls was reclaimed from a pallet or picked up on a jobsite.More to come next weekend.
     
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  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Good southern boy! Sweet tea with lots of ice in a mason jar [​IMG] I have got to see how this turns out.... you can't come see mine... I will bring the chicks to you [​IMG]
     
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's the way the li'l women drinks her's... she likes a little tea with her sugar! Lots and lots of ice.
     
  4. TinTennessee

    TinTennessee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    round here if you ask for unsweet tea your liable to get asked how long you've had diabetes.
     
  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lookin' good! We are Mason Jar drinkers up here in the North too :)
     
  7. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can vouch for that, neighbor! Same here in Maine! Except we don't drink sweet tea, usually has something a little stronger! :)
     
  8. TinTennessee

    TinTennessee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    only on non work days and when i'm not using a saw. Wouldnt want to loose a finger or a hand. [​IMG]
     
  9. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What the HE Double Hockey Sticks LL are you building there,a chicken coop or bomb shelter? Either way,its looking awesome. The tea caught my eye right away as well, I may have been born and reared in NE but got southern DNA in my blood. Sweet tea,catfish,hush puppies,corn pone,and my favorite grits run through my veins.
     
  10. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love how we are all more interested in the mason jar of tea....(sips my mason jar of Koolaid bc I am out of tea) [​IMG]
     

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