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Don't laugh, I'm building a run! FINISHED and ATTACHED PG 4!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by insiderart, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Ok, so let's start with I'm not a carpenter at all. Nada... zip.. zero.. I just don't get the whole measure, measure, square, cut blah blah blah. As a person who likes to just wing it and make things organically without instructions this is a challenge.

    My sussex needed a larger run than the baby cage, this one is 4x8. It will give them much more room. I still need to paint and add the hardware cloth.

    So here it is framed out. The neighbor helped me attach the front to the back (wow it helps to have 2 hands), but I did everything else.

    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009

  2. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

    Sep 16, 2009
    Dover, TN
    Kudos! That already looks better than anything I could do!
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Uh-oh, and you're obviously insane! I hope it will work!
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Good job!
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    wow what a great job. I did mine
    and have to re-do it. its leaning at an angle
    that makes it look like something from mars with the blue tarp
    flapping in the wind.so.... [​IMG] Helpppp
  6. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Who's laughing??? That looks great!!!![​IMG]
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Way better looking than my first measure -or maybe guesstimate a bit- once cut many times run.....Still have all digits but they're ten thumbs....[​IMG]

  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    it is looking excellent. you did a great job on the door so that it will be very sturdy and ascetically pleasing at the same time!

  9. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Awesome - my "organically" built stuff never looks that good!
  10. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Aww thanks, ya'll are being too kind! I need to put some roosts in before I put on the hardware cloth, I just thought of that. Definitely a steep learning curve since it's my first official building project.

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