inexpensive coop design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gibsonbuzz, May 11, 2010.

  1. gibsonbuzz

    gibsonbuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Coloma, Michigan
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  2. patvetzal

    patvetzal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Bancroft, Ontario
    Its a strong frame, but if you used 8'-2x4's, you would have up to an 8' span on your roof sheathing. Around here we put our roof trusses on 16" centers in order to use 1/2" aspenite sheathing. If we go to 24" centers we need 1/2" plywood. How thick would we have to go with a 48" span and still support the snow load? (and how much waste would there be in each 4x8 sheet of plywood?)
    Looks like a great design for summer use though.....or maybe with additional roof supports
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  3. KenCoesta

    KenCoesta Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    I saw that somebody did that same design on here - 2 years later it was finished! o__O;

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