Always growing and expanding! But this time I had a little help! I bought these for $12 each. Soooo many possibilities here. I have several but this is my first completed one. I love the heavy skids on bottom and the open tops. So you can see I painted them inside. I wanted one to be light blue so I painted it and added 6" to the top on back and 8" to the front and put hardware cloth around inside there and attached it. It took me a while to think how I wanted to work in the roof since I am simply terrible at doors and such. I swear I can do angles better than putting on doors but since this is a duck coop and I needed to get to eggs I wanted to be able to lift the roof. It took a great deal of thought and energy in this heat to get this worked out. I put on the PVC roof over the plywood. I hinged the front, which is not put on as I thought it would work out but again, there is something about me and hinges and door like projects! It feels stable now but I can foresee the screws and hinges not holding up after a year or two. I put a handle to the back so I can easily grab, hold and help raise it. And there is a bit of overhang on the back for water to run off. A bit more paint and put on the door, which may have some hardware cloth in the upper half for more ventilation, and I will be ready to move in some ducks. I like the overhang on the front, too. This faces east but we sometimes get snow blowing in from that direction. Not much cost in this one as I already had most materials here and the paint was the stuff they put out that was rejected by someone. One blue gallon....$7 and the gray stuff was one gallon for $5 and left over from another project I had. This coop cost me less than $75. Not bad for an old woman by herself. Unfortunately the costs for these crates has now gone up to $15 but I have several here already. I have another painted the same color beside it I need to finish. It is just so hot outside I don't want to do much. I just need that door done but I am being lazy. Hope you enjoy the pix and get some ideas for your next project!