Woods style coop materials list

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chkneater, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Chkneater

    Chkneater Just Hatched

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    Greetings,

    I am going to build a 10x18 woods style coop next month but I am having difficulty figuring out the needed materials.

    I live over an hour away from the nearest H.D. so I would like to have a comprehensive list so that I can get all the materials at once. Not to worry, I have a utility trailer big enough to haul everything else.

    If anyone has a list from their build or a resource for calculating needed materials, please share them.

    Thanks in advance.
    Ray
     
  2. Knoble Chickens

    Knoble Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Having a comprehensive list will be difficult without knowing every detail of your build. I could come up with a approximate list by looking at a photo and thinking it out, but I know I will miss stuff, or get too many 2x4s etc. Also knowing what is and what is not available in your area throws another monkey wrench into the works. If you have a written plan, sit down and start listing stuff out on paper. Having someone at your side to help check things off is a big help. Check your list, then check it again. Set it down, wait for a day, think about it, check it again. Trust me, no matter what you do, it will be highly likely that you will be going back for something......
     
  3. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will probably be going to HD a few times, no matter how much you think it over. Like Knoble chickens said, make a list, check it a few times and go over it a day or two later. Calculate a few extra 2 x material for wrong cuts or needing an extra piece where you didn't think you needed it.
     
  4. Chkneater

    Chkneater Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the help.

    I am close to figuring what I need. Once I get a list together I will post it.
     
  5. Chonke

    Chonke Out Of The Brooder

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    This. Everytime I make a list of everything I need for a project, I always end up either forgetting or needing something else.

    Try to include all the small things that you might need like wood glue (for nesting boxes), screws, hinges, sandpaper, chicken wire, heating lamp (if necessary), paint, etc....

    This is assuming you already have all the tools and equipment needed to build it.


    If you can get all the big stuff, you can always order some of the smaller stuff online if you forget anything
     
  6. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ray:

    If you have read Wood's book, there are a number of indications of dimensions, about 4 or 5 variations on the basic 10' x 16' house. You would get your materials list from those. What would matter is how you plan to build it. T1-11 siding or drop siding? Maybe Hardie board? Or plywood, or OSB and metal siding and roof? Another factor would be how extreme you expect your weather to be, which might affect how you frame it up. Heavy or light. Also how cold is your climate? Insulated sides and roof.....or not? No wrong or right answers........only things you need to decide what is best for your situation.

    So probably best place for you to start is with the book and plan it out from there.
     
  7. Chkneater

    Chkneater Just Hatched

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    OK, here is my list so far, feel free to critique. Coop is 10'x18'

    Roof; 13, 4x4x8 3/4" plywood; two rolls of felt and 8 bundles of shingles and one roll of starter (I have roofing nails); 9, 2x6x14' (upper roof), 9, 2x4x8' (lower roof) and 4, 2x6x10' for rafter support.

    Floor; 5, 4x4x8 3/4" plywood; 8,PT 4x4x8" for support posts; 2, 2x6x10' and 2, 8' joist support; 13, 2x6x10' floor joists and hangers; 8, 2x4x10' sills

    Walls; 30, 2x4x8' studs; 14, 2x4x10' studs; 2, 4x4x12' support studs; 12, sheets t1-11; 10, 1x3x10' trim boards

    Windows; 2, 32x16 transom and 4, 24x30 single hung

    5gal blackjack

    Hardware Cloth, 1/2'x 48" x 100'

    8 bags of fence-post crete

    So far the estimated cost is close to $2200
     
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  8. Chkneater

    Chkneater Just Hatched

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    Sorry about the second diagram, I am not able to rotate it.
    Also the first shows 16' but I decided to go with 18' to maximize my zoning requirements (no permits needed if under 200sq. ft.)
    I hope this helps to understand what I am trying to do.
    Feel free to give me advise.
    Thanks
     
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  9. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ray:

    I can't tell enough from your sketches to offer much advice. How many birds are you thinking and is this to be a single laying flock? Looking at the number of nest boxes you might need and if you plan to put them beneath the roosts under a droppings board. Mine are on the side wall in front of the roosts....no droppings board. On the sides, you could put two banks of 2 high x 3 wide (12 total), which would allow you as many as 50 to 60 birds. Or half that for half that many birds.


    What are your worst case winter temps?

    Do you have the Woods book and have studied those dimensions? Woods was specific about keeping things in proportion, but if you were to alter things, adding two feet would be better than subtracting it. Proportion of front scratch shed to rear is a factor or 1.6. So if your depth is 18', front scratch shed would be 6' 9", the back 11' 3". Normally the peak of the monitor is the same as the width, so 10'. Not sure what that does to the pitch of your roof, but it will work out.

    Otherwise, your materials list looks reasonable. Keep in mind on the framing, the support beam under the monitor windows has to be substantial. It has to carry all the weight of the roof and any snow loads. I'd think at least a pair of 2' x 8', with 1/2" plywood glued in between them. Otherwise, you need a support post in the middle to keep it from sagging.

    Not sure what you are using for sceening. I used 1/2" x 1" 14 gauge welded wire. It has worked well. I'd use in over the front, side windows and if you don't have screens over the transom windows, over those too.

    Keep us posted!
     

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