Updates on our octagonal coop and run construction with a few pics.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wateredgarden11, May 19, 2009.

  1. Wateredgarden11

    Wateredgarden11 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Updates as we finish our octagonal coop and run.
    Hope to be finished with both in two weeks. Things we would change are many. Built the run at 3' and one week later decided a walk in is much easier on the back so we are now adding more height. Pictures on my page here on BYC but here is one to give you an idea of where we are
    Picture of what the run did look like at 3'.
    Picture of what the run looks like as we go up. Umbrella is temporary..lol
    HD adding the top struts for a conservatory look. More pictures on my page here at BYC
  2. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    WOW, that's a work of art! Nice job!
  3. RuffTuffCreampuff

    RuffTuffCreampuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Gainesville, Texas
    Really cool. Wonder if we could pull something like that off, for my mother....she would love it.....hmmmm. How hard was building the roof? That's the part that looks the hardest.

  4. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Carroll County, Va
    That is one good looking coop!
  5. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    West TN
    That looks great!
  6. Wateredgarden11

    Wateredgarden11 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Ruff tuff
    If your asking about the roof on the coop. That was not so hard because its just 8 pieces of plywood on framing and he has small blocks that the roof lays upon so that we could add vents to the sofits. We had a book on " How to build a gazebo that gave us easy instructions. I am sure your local library would have a few how to books with diagrams for gazebos. What is the harder part for my husband is trying to make the run roof look like a victorian type conservatory. I am watching his hair go gray as he is struggling with that. LOL
    Problem is..this is a prototype so there is nothing for him to use as a guide. This has been a real learning experience for both of us. When we are finally finished we will sit down and make a list of size boards he used etc etc and hopefully some type of directions that I can post on my page here to help someone else try this. We still of course need to shingle the roof of the coop and add the top spiral.
  7. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Wow! [​IMG] Amazing! [​IMG]

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