How much to build this?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Shuttergirl, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Shuttergirl

    Shuttergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I am not a builder by any means. Just eyeballing this coop, though. It looks pretty simple. The building plans are $29.99 and are supposed to be tailored to "dummies" like me, i.e., no technical terms and such. I will go price everything if I buy the plans, but for you experienced builders, how much do you suppose it would cost to build this coop? I think the biggest chunk would go to hardware cloth. The site is here. http://www.thegardencoop.com/

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  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just at a quick glance for 2x4 is 11 bucks each in my area 13 bucks each for plywood as a guesstimation for lumber is 560 for the hardware cloth 2 rolls about 90 and for roofing about 100.... that's without purchasing windows or whatever accessories and hardware you would need
     
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a Lowes or Depot near you, use your material list to build a shopping cart online. Hillaire says a 2x4 is $11, but a 2x4x8 for me is only $3.06 at the moment. By putting your zip code in for a specific store, you'll get accurate pricing.

    You can also take a material list to the commercial desk at one of those big stores and they can give you a quote, have all the product pulled, and then delivered too if you paid that fee.
     
  4. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *** disregard that price for 2x4x8 lol my browser was set for nyc pricing ***** so that price goes down by at least 100$ lol.....
     
  5. Shuttergirl

    Shuttergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't get a materials list until I buy the plan, but yeah, my 2x4s are only $3.06, too. Hillaire, I was really wondering where you were, lol! I could pretty much guess by looking at the lumber and hardware cloth, but I have no clue what screws, hinges, nails, etc., might be in there and would run.
     
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  6. aart

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    I'd add at least $50-75 for hardware.
     
  7. Shuttergirl

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    The company actually sells a "hardware kit" for $169! I was like how in the world could the hardware be so much? I could even accept $90-100, but wow.
     
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  8. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that including the hardware cloth? That'll be $30-$40 a roll, at least 3, 25ft rolls from the looks of it. Door hinges around $4, small door $3, latches $3-$8, $2 ea on door handles.
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hardware is expensive and it adds up fast.....wonder if that $169 includes postage by weight?
    They are doing all the shopping for you and packaging the stuff.

    They do have some specialty brackets in there,
    that make things easier for a novice builder,
    plus they are taking some profit.

    Have you done any searching here on the garden coop?
    Try reading some of these threads, might get some tips:
    advanced search>titles only> the garden coop
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You also need to take into consideration your proximity to salt water. I'm less than a mile from the beach so all wood needs to be pressure treated and hardware needs to be galvanized or stainless steel. These things add a lot more to the overall cost.
     
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