question on coup construction ....can you Id this coup?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jlbpa, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. jlbpa

    jlbpa In the Brooder

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  2. carugoman

    carugoman Songster

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    looks like 1/2 inch ACX plywood...OSB is way cheaper,slap one coat each of primer and paint and you're good to go!
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Well, if I were building it, I'd use 1/2" at least. thinner, and you will have more warpage problems. Besides, I just don't think 1/4 is heavy enough for anything.
     
  4. Laura Jensen

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    I can definitely ID that coop, as it's one of the nicest I've come across. It's a design that is "many years in use in Holland," and was on a website designed by Joke Osinga in 2000. It's since disappeared from there. I've emailed him a couple of times asking him to re-post the information, but haven't received a response. On the bright side, I did have the foresight in 2000 to print ALL the pages of instructions, and I have them still. I've been meaning to scan them to PDF and/or JPG format so I can distribute them to folks who want them, but haven't done it yet. My husband might do it tomorrow morning. Otherwise, it will have to wait until I go back to work where the really good scanner is, probably Wednesday.

    FYI, the front, sides and roof are 1/2-inch, waterproof plywood, and the back panel is 3/8-inch waterproof plywood. One of the coolest aspects of this design is the elegance of the nest-box construction. It just lifts out, yet provides a solid, waterproof nesting enclosure with an easy-to-remove lid.

    I have heard from some who have built it that it can blow over in a strong wind, so you'll want to keep that in mind and anchor it accordingly.
     
  5. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Songster

    If you get it scanned I am very interested about the nest box setups! Thanks!
     
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Laura, do the printouts you have show the URL at the top or bottom of the page? If yes, you can maybe type it into the wayback machine:

    http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

    You may be able to pull up all the archived data. Good luck!
     
  7. midoris

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    I'm interested too. Hope you can get them scanned or find another link.
     
  8. Laura Jensen

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    Double-post.
     
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  9. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    Darn, I can't see the coop. [​IMG] The Geocities site says that it is unavailable...
     
  10. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I am also interested in site or if you are able to scan!


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