Turning a garden shed into a duck house (I did it - I cut it up)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tbitt, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So BECAUSE of Sarah315, Tbitt and Dbitt need to rearrange the way we store things here.....

    Tbitt wanted to take over the garden shed and turn it into a duck house.

    So, to take over the garden shed we needed to turn the stand alone garage into the new garden shed along with housing all of my husband's garbage treasures.

    This:
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    Became this:
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    Then became this:
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    So that I (ducks) can have this:
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    South wall
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    North wall
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  2. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We know we need plenty of air circulation and light....and this had to be predator proof....


    We started by making a huge screen window on the West wall:

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    We then needed another huge screened area so we cut out the North wall
    Before we cut:
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    We made that a "door" (hubby just loved my idea on this one :eek: >[​IMG] Look like anything else? :th_fluffbunny: )
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    Then we needed a window on that North wall
    Framed out and cutting hole (blade at bottom)
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    Window in and framed:
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    Calking:
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    Done (needs painted) Dbitt says he will put a porch at the door! :th_fluffbunny: (He loves me)
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  3. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now to the South wall

    This side also needs a window
    Cutting out for the window
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    Window in and calked (we've since put up trim on the inside, I forgot to take a pictue):
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    Now for the slider (pop) door (I need to get pictures of the inside)

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    AND we got the back window's "door" on:
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    Oh, I almost forgot... we put in Soffet vents on both the North and South sides:
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    Oh.... and the floor:
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  4. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AND.............the reason for it all.............the ducklings.........

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    They found the food:
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    And they found the water:
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    All tucked in for the evening:
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  5. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now.................who wants to come help me paint?
     
  6. Bessie1994Snider

    Bessie1994Snider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not me lol but excelent job looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga., Looks great [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, those lucky ducklings! What a beautiful house! [​IMG]
     
  9. Chicka-boom Chicka-boom

    Chicka-boom Chicka-boom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those ducks have a very nice home [​IMG] Way to go! [​IMG]
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    That is awesome! You all did a great job.
     

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