Trying to build the ChickenDIYGuides portable mini-coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Island Mountain Farm, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Island Mountain Farm

    Island Mountain Farm New Egg

    Sep 24, 2010
    Has anyone built from this plan? For my money the plan looks like it has lots of good information and a good design but a little short on specifics. For instance I'm not sure what fasteners I'm supposed to use to edge join 1x4s together. Even if I am able to successfully nail or screw through 3-1/2" of 3/4" thick board into another board of the same dimensions, how much strength is there going to be in that joint? I can't figure out a way to make that a strong joint for a permanently situated coop/run much less one that's going to be moved. I like the idea of using 1x4s for the support trusses to reduce cost and weight but am a little leery of fastening them with screws or nails. I'd be more comfortable using something like Simpson plates to secure them.

    Would love to hear from anyone with a successful outcome using these plans.

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