Alright, due to some unforeseen circumstances, my old coop build has been scrapped mid-build. There was a handful of you following that build (ReCoop: A Noob’s guide to trying to build a “chicken mansion” on a budget.) For those of you, I apologize…..the coop is GONE -- as in, it’s in little bits and pieces in my back yard (don’t worry though I did salvage a good amount of the material from it) As I mentioned in the previous write up, this thread is to document the progress of my coop as well as hopefully give beginners a little encouragement to build their own coop so they realize they don't need TONS of money or lots of different too's to build a decent chicken coop.... I think its important to note, I have NO previous carpentry skills (unless you count the 2’x4’ mini coop I built for my 2 orpingtons and the half built “Re-coop build” that I had to scrap before starting this one.) I also have tenancy to over-engineer things, and I change my mind A LOT....but I'm going to do my best NOT to do that for this coop.... The tools I have at my disposal are: - Chop saw (I probably used this the most) - Circular Saw (I have an 18V cordless, and I would not recommend using one. It doesn't have the power you need to build a coop...for 1 of two cuts no and then, its great, but the battery would overheat after getting 2/3s of the way through a piece of 1/2" OSB) - Cordless Impact Driver (you could get away with just the drill, but if you have access to an impact driver, use one, they're great) - Cordless Drill - 4 Bar Clamps So…back to the drawing board…literally.