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Swing Set converted into A- Frame coop almost completed. Needs windows, trim, roof, ramp and primed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wvchix, May 3, 2012.

  1. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built an A frame coop and need window ideas. I will try to add more coop pics later today.

    Thanks for any ideas/suggestions!
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
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    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I cut a window into each side of my A-Frame coop after the birds had used it for a while. Don't do this - cut the windows in the thing before you assemble that portion!! I didn't have a jig-saw at the time so I had to heft the circular saw up to an awful angle to make the cuts. Awful, awful, not very precise looking, and a very unsafe method.

    Then I put hardware cloth over the openings and had plexiglas cut to size so I could slide the "panes" under the hardware cloth in the winter. I wanted the plexiglas to be held tight to the A-Frame at the top so there would be less rain seeping into it through those windows.

    This is how it looked as I was building it WITHOUT windows.

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    And here is how it looked with a window on one side (there was a second one on the opposite side of the A-frame).
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    This is how it looked from one angle, showing one of the two windows. The second one is on the opposite side.

    I no longer use this coop... but do plan on moving it (someday) up to my property. I'm sure I can find a use for it again... although this is a heavy construction (my first coop!) and cannot be dragged around. Once it's in place, that's where it will stay.

    Hope this is helpful.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  4. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link! You did a great job!
     
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    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!
     
  6. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]This is what we started out with:

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  7. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    WOW! That is AWESOME! Now I know what to do to my kids swing set when they are done!
     
  9. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a great coop. i don't seem to think up such ingenious ways of building things. i have to steal someone elses ideas. thus i will steal yours. i have an old metal swing set frame that i have saved for years thinking 'there must be something i can do with this'. now i know what that 'something' is.
    thanks.
     
  10. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! My husband thought of it, then we searched the internet to see if anyone else had ever done this. We didn't find one like ours but we figured we could make it work. It's been quite a challange figuring out where everything should go since we started from scratch with no plans or patterns! We added the chicken wire today. We still have to finish the run door and windows/vents, trim and primer/paint. I will post more pix when it's completed.
     

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