how we did our cabin coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by alibraun, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]6" steel channel used as floor joist and runners underneath, not sure of spacing.total base frame welded. 3/4" plywood floor, then first layer long sides with 3" log end over hang. used landscape timbers as logs.short ends squared up, mark where short log meet s at corner, trace around on long side, then routered out notch.alternate notch placement each layer from long sides to short. we made jig from sawhorse n groved 2x4.
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]we used pole barn spikes to nail each log, 1 per 10".
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]we had to measure each log to keep our 12'x8' frame, logs not uniform or straight. most spikes were 6" long and we used longer spikes on warped logs to help bring them square.
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]we averaged 4 to 5 layers a night with mostly 4 ppl working.two to cut n router,one measure, mark and place log. last to finish nailing in place.
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]6 ' wall height,pop door,human door and windows all cut while build
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]roof joist starting, spaced two ft. used timbers here too
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]roof going on. we had shingles left from reroofing our cabin. plywood was given by friend.
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]doors and windows installed after pulling it out of pole barn n placed in yard.
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]3" gap running length of roof peak covered with cobra coil, soffet placed at both ends at peak with a cut out piece of plywood to cover in winter
     
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    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]floor primed and painted with an exterior paint
     
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