Inspired by Gopher boy

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Clay In Iowa, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Clay In Iowa

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    Seeing the pictures of GB and his truck load of free lumber for his coop got me to thinking. I live in Iowa Craigs list just isn't muck out here and free stuff is almost non existent. Especially lumber, here in farm country nearly everyone has access to a barn or storage shed. So I was think... I know a farmer, good friend actually, who in the off season buys old farm houses, renovates them and then flips them. I decided to give him a call. I asked if he had any lumber he was going to chuck on a pile and burn. Wowzers!!! he has 2 or 3 truckloads he was going to burn, lots of 2x4s. 2x6s, 2x8s and full and half sheets of plywood. SCOOOOOORRRREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the inspiration GB. [​IMG]
     
  2. A.J.'s

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    Wow that sounds like a paradise for me.. HOw I do love free stuff.
    BUT better get a drill out and some heavy duty nails and a heavy hammer. That stuff is hard as a rock. It can be handled tho
    I sometimes will drill a hole a bit smaller than the nail and then put the nail in and hammer it in. Sometimes I just use screws, either way its gonna be an issue.
    Cutting it also will take a good sharp blade. but it will last forever if you can get it up. Good luck, you are going to need it...labor pays off. A.J's
     
  3. ChickenTender63

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    Good Job!
     
  4. Awesome score!
     
  5. Shoot, ask him if he ever has a small building or shed that he wants removed from a property... I got my 8x8 coop off of an old trailerhouse. It was the porch. I just had to build a wall to enclose the side that sat up against the trailerhouse. Already had windows, vinyl, and a nice plaster interior.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    WOW!!! What a SCOOOOOORRRREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! I'm always a day late or a dollar short. [​IMG]
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    And I thought it was going to be a pic of someone wearing a suspender barrel! [​IMG]
     
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

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    Quote:Ha ha ha ha! [​IMG]

    My dad calls free finds like yours a "scarf." So to you, congrats on the excellent scarfing! [​IMG]
     
  9. EweSheep

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  10. GopherBoyFarms

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    well........are there pics of what you are building with it all?????
     

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