My Wichita Coop Build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SebashtionH, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. SebashtionH

    SebashtionH Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All, I picked up the coop design from baldessariclan
    and I am re designing it to fit my 6'x12' idea.
    I am a cabinet maker by trade with 22 years exp. so this is going to be a little bit different from what I am use to building.
    I think I can do it :)
    Below is the sketch up file so far. I am pulling dimensions on all parts so I have a full set of plans, this way I can rock out in the shop cut all parts and then take them out to the site and build!!!!
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    I found a good deal for lumber on Craig list Tampa

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    it is about 100) 2x4s, 7) 2x6, 11) T1-11 sheets and 2) windows for $200!!!!!!! I have to de nail them and clean them up. I need to clean them up soon they are blocking my shop entrance :)


    this picture is the start of de nailing the lumber.
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    I also have the spot picked out on the side of my house, and staked off ready for the blocks to be leveled and put in.

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    you cannot see the string level in this picture but the ground is about 8" drop in 12'. so I have a bunch of digging going to happen!!!!!
    I want the left side of the coop blocks to be about 2" above the ground so if it rains hard the water will not run into the coop.

    I will post pictures as I progress, I am not in a rush since I don't have the hens as of yet so I get to take my time and build this as nice as I can, then start hunting for the girls for the coop.
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    With your carpentry skills, you should have no problem building a coop! I like your coop plan and what a good buy on the lumber.

    Looking forward to seeing progress pictures so keep posting, ok?
     
  3. Finnie

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    I'm looking forward to watching your progress, too.

    I'm 8 days into building what I'm calling my "Practice Coop". But I don't have any carpentry skills, so I am learning the hard way, as I go along. I was afraid of the mitre and circular saws before, but now I'm pretty good at using them. What I really hate is the measuring. Over and over to quadruple check, and then I STILL make the cut wrong! I keep thinking to myself "WHY would any one ever want to build wooden things for a living?!"

    I am looking forward to seeing how yours goes, and how someone that knows what they are doing handles the different challenges. :)
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Your comment about measuring reminds me of Ross Perot (remember him?)...he used to say "Measure twice and cut once", lol.
     
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  6. Finnie

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  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Lol, maybe Ross Perot stole the line from Norm (or vice versa)!
     
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  9. SebashtionH

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    got the 25 cement blocks this week. going to be digging in the footer this weekend hopefully
     
  10. SebashtionH

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    got the foundation in!!!!!!
     

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