Crooked Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AtholCoop, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My old man asked me if I'd build a coop for my step-mom. Naturally he wanted it to be something kind of different than my usual stuff. I mentioned that I'd like to try and build a crooked coop. He took me up on it. I spent about 4 hours yesterday getting it to this point here. Honestly this building stuff all out of square is HARD.


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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    LOL! My husband says the crooked stuff is EASIER, but he is a perfectionist freak. Good luck with the coop, and don't make yourself crazy!

    PS- I look forward to seeing the finished product!
     
  3. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool. I have seen some of the Dr Suess crooked coops that are adorable. You should google it for painting ideas!!
     
  4. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ahhh see the beauty of my system of wood working be it coops, or a bookcase for the missus is simple. I don't do the finish work. Hate painting.
     
  5. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far it looks way too nice. May I suggest less measuring and a bigger hammer ....
     
  6. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got the roof framing and most of the trim knocked out last night.
     
  7. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can't wait to see when it's all done [​IMG]
     
  8. My6Chicks

    My6Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are more ambitious than I. Building something purposefully out of square is very hard and requires much more planning, measuring and thinking. But, I suspect that the chicks are worth it. Good luck, it looks great so far...
     
  9. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found that building a crooked coop is easy...now designing one and having it look like the design when finished...think of the possibilities! [​IMG]
     
  10. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I cheated some in that I drew the whole thing up in CAD so I knew what most of the challenges were going to be before I started, but cutting a trapezoidal bottom panel just felt wrong.
     

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