Making some progress on our coop addition

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cherub78, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. cherub78

    cherub78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, we call it a "chuck house" instead of a coop (chicken/duck house).

    The original part was 6x8 foot. The addition is 12x16 foot. Tomorrow (if the rain holds off) I will start on the roof trusses/rafters.

    The hard part is going to be matching the roof pitch of the existing part.

    I will try to update with more pics as we get more done.

    Oh, and the pile of lumber is a pole barn we took down from someone else's property and will also be putting that back together this spring. And the limbs and branches are from 2 trees that had to come down to make way for these projects, but is also next winters firewood.

    Sharon

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  2. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!! That's going to be nice. Do they each get their own room??? lol [​IMG]

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  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's wounderful, I think it looks like an office for me [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. cherub78

    cherub78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They would probably like that, but unfortunately they (the chickens and ducks in the current house) don't know about all of the chickens and ducks in the brooders in the garage...and a couple in the dining room, but that is another story completely. Plus eggs in the bators.

    If I keep getting more chickens, ducks, and geese, that is probably going to be my house also when my husband kicks me out. OR, his house when he tries to kick me out. [​IMG]

    Sharon
     
  5. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what do you mean ? matching the angle or joining the two ?
     
  6. cherub78

    cherub78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what do you mean ? matching the angle or joining the two ?

    Matching the angle. I had built the first one not really knowing what I was doing, so the pitch isn't really a standard size. It is 7/12 pitch.

    I am going to need to temporarily brace the ridgeboard (the main top roof board) and try different heights on it to get the angle I need.

    I read a lot of books about doing this, but none tell me how high the ridgeboard needs to be to get a certain pitch with a certain width house. Besides, math totally escapes me. [​IMG]

    Sharon
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great so far [​IMG]

    Love the cedar siding on the old coop
     
  8. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! Ha! You had virtually the same size coop I started off with and I was going to just put an addition on, also. My new coop is almost the size of your addition! That is so funny! I guess a lot of us end up in the same boat! [​IMG]
     
  9. cherub78

    cherub78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In just 2 days we made a little more progress.

    The roof rafters are up:

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    And the overhang of the roof:

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    The one thing the pics don't show is that 3/4 of the sheathing (OSB/Partical board) is up on the roof now also. It shows a couple pieces on the last pic, but more were added after that was taken.

    DH is handling most of the roof work, and the rest we have been doing as a team. He just gets a little frustrated because most of the plans for the building are in my head. I think it through as I go (and for months before starting). So, I know what is supposed to happen but trying to explain it to others is a different story.
     
  10. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks great ! 16 on center rafters is a serious roof frame !
     

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