We have been collecting wood for our coop for quite some time, but we have decided to build the coop much bigger than originally planned. We are in need of mainly structural pieces....2x6's, 2x4's and plywood the most, but need other sizes as well. We are building a 10x16 coop. So my questions are: Do we have to use those pieces for structural, or is there a way to frame the walls etc using shorter 2x4's "scabbed" together (which we have 72" pieces) and it still be structurally sound? Where can we find wood especially those pieces (if that's what we have to use for the structure)for free or very cheap on short notice? We have checked freecycle, and craigslist today and no listings. Please help! My husband wants to go out and buy the pieces we need, so that he can get it done, and I really want to avoid it b/c it is way more than we really should spend!! Your input is appreciated!!