It's done! The '4 hour' project that turned into many many more hours - it's done! I can build just about anything, pretty well I think, for someone with minimal professional experience. But this PVC portable run just about did me in. I like zip-ties, I really really do. But I don't care to see another one for quite a long time, thank you! I hate hardware cloth. I hate very little in this life (life is too short for it) - but, hardware cloth and I simply do NOT agree. I wanted it to bend right - it went left. I needed it to be straight, it went the opposite direction. ARGH. But I perservered and it's done. It's 8'3" one way and 8' the other. Used 1/2" PVC for the framing members with electric conduit holders for the pvc-to-wood connectors. 1/4" hardware cloth on the bottom 36"; 1/2" hardware cloth for the second layer. Ordinary tarp for a top. No, this is a fair-weather only kind of set-up at this time. As my chicks are 6wks old, they don't need much for 'furniture' or nesting boxes or such. I bring their waterer from the coop and liberally sprinkle chick crumbles for some foraging fun. They've not figured out bugs yet - won't eat 'em. The ground is much too moist to dust bathe in. But oh, grass is GOOD! And since weather here is very cool, they've only been out for about 45min daily (temps are 55 - 60 degrees - ok, but not as nice as that great brooder light!) Enjoy the pictures. Yes, that's a tarp for a top. We've got 4prs of red-tailed hawks who use our neighborhood for their hunting grounds. Wanted to protect from the hawks, yet still be able to forage. (When the tarp gets ripped up, it's simply $2.99 at Ace Hardware to replace. Did I mention I HATE hardware cloth? Couldn't imagine being that high up and dealing with it.) Door detail thumbnail (click to enlarge) - sorry, it's sideways: Found the 'handle' at Menards - it's a 3/4" piece of pvc that's been 'bent' to shape already. Cool, eh?! Hinge detail thumbnail (click to enlarge) - sorry this is sideways too: The hinges are a pair of 'T' connectors - the one on the door itself is 1/2" all the way around, so it's part of the door, the one on the 'frame' is 3/4" straight with a 1/2" T, and the 3/4" straight fits over the 1/2" doorframe piece of pvc and 'floats' - well it would, if it wasn't for that hardware cloth! But it stays in place pretty well. For a lock, at this time, we're using two green garden 'twist-tie' wire, it's quick, easy and I have a roll of 1000 feet! Hope I gave you some ideas! Hardware cloth is my nemesis!