who has the awesome coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by debashan, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. debashan

    debashan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it was in the last 2-3 days, I saw someones' pictures of their coop in progress and then the finished pictures. I'm trying to find the post to show the DH. It was very nice with a roof that was swayed purposely and looked to have wooden shingles. It was what I think to be white vinyl siding. Itwas exceptionally nice. If someone could remind me who or where I can find the pictures again I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanx!
     
  2. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. debashan

    debashan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly it! Thanks so much, it was driving me crazy. I love your swayed roof. Debbie
     
  4. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We took a hand-selected 2x12 - 16' long, and cut it down to 14'. Then we tacked a piece of PVC sprinkler pipe at either end and pulled it to the middle in order to form the bow. With that held in place, we marked the line with a pencil.

    We also marked the center line, then cut the first half with a jig saw. Instead of taking the risk that the sway would not be consistent on both sides, we took that first half which was cut out and used it as the template for the second half. Re-marked the line and cut the rest of the arch.

    The tough part is cutting the rafters. Each has to be individually cut for the angle and birds eye. But they work in pairs, so you can reduce the cuts a bit.

    What I mean here is that assuming you have 4 mid-span rafters as we do, the two at either end should be identical. Then the next 2 (the middle ones) should also match. But we did find that we were off enough from one side to the other that once we had the west ridge of rafters done, we had to re-measure everything for the east side. Make sense?
     

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