My first coop attempt

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jbrianchamberli, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. jbrianchamberli

    jbrianchamberli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no carpenter and not very hand with a saw but this is my first attempt. I still need to trim the window and finish the shingles.
     

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  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, really nice!!!!
     
  3. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope mine looks as good. Also a total newbie at building and just started the cutting wood pieces and painting each with the 1st coat of exterior paint. I have limited space to do so, just a few at a time. Hauling cement blocks and dirt to get the site leveled so I don't have a crooked little hen house.
     
  4. Canardman

    Canardman Out Of The Brooder

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    For not being good with carpentry or a saw, you do great work! Looks amazing.
     
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  5. jbrianchamberli

    jbrianchamberli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is a little crooked because the ground isn't level. It is what it is. It ain't moving. Lol. I was a lot more work than I expected and a bit more money. The weather in Maryland was horrible too. Would have been done weeks ago.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It always takes longer, cost more, and little more crooked than we expect...
    ....but that is an excellent job for someone with no carpentry experience.
     
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  7. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning Premium Member

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    And Something to be proud of. a very fine looking build.
    Scott
     
  8. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bit crooked the chickens won't care. I have found any project costs about twice what you plan on. Right now I'm above my original budget and still have some wood, roofing and hardware to buy. I was first thinking pre-fab-- not worth shoddy materials. I figure if this gramma can learn to put up woodwork, ceiling fans, etc. etc. by myself I can do this. Just a bit slow with working and things like mowing the grass.
     
  9. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super cute! Well done! Only thing I would suggest is that you may want to padlock your door if you can. A raccoon will figure out that latch pretty quickly. Other than that, it looks really great.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    There's a carbineer on the door latch....gotta zoom in....and the nest latch too.
    Hopefully nest latch on other side too.
     
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