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SetBuilder    538

I started building a chicken coop for one of the designers at work. Its going to be painted so we are just using doug fir. I hope the chickens appreciate some of the joinery I was playing with. :)

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khariV    683
16 hours ago, SetBuilder said:

I started building a chicken coop for one of the designers at work. Its going to be painted so we are just using doug fir. I hope the chickens appreciate some of the joinery I was playing with. :)

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This is an awesome chicken coop. I especially like the corner joinery. I've been kicking around in my head building a bunk bed and was trying to figure out a good way to join the bedframes to the posts without using lag screws or going mortise & tenon and these joins look interesting. 

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SetBuilder    538
19 minutes ago, khariV said:

This is an awesome chicken coop. I especially like the corner joinery. I've been kicking around in my head building a bunk bed and was trying to figure out a good way to join the bedframes to the posts without using lag screws or going mortise & tenon and these joins look interesting. 

 

I just figured out the joinery as I went. I will still glue it and use screws. But I'll use a counter sink and cut plugs to fill the holes. 

I'm sure there are hidden hardware kits out there if you spend a little time researching it. The joinery stuff if fun if you have the time though

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khariV    683
10 hours ago, SetBuilder said:

 

I just figured out the joinery as I went. I will still glue it and use screws. But I'll use a counter sink and cut plugs to fill the holes. 

I'm sure there are hidden hardware kits out there if you spend a little time researching it. The joinery stuff if fun if you have the time though

I don't mind screwing the frames to the posts with big lag screws. I just don't want ALL of the weight on the hardware as I have a feeling they'll work their way loose over time.  I like the idea of hiding the screws behind plugs - perhaps I'll hide some timberlock lags.  Now, all I have to do is figure out if I want to invest in a planer to make it out of hard wood or just cut up 2x12s and make it out of SYP.

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ChrisK    5,412
1 hour ago, SetBuilder said:

I had some time yesterday to finish up the framing.

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Nice job bro. Probably will be making one myself in the spring. Oh....love cleaning the coop. Sooooo much fun.

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tugnut1    346

I love the joinery and the coop itself.  I will have to keep this page bookmarked to revisit the joinery in the future.  Looks like it would be super strong.

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SetBuilder    538
2 hours ago, ChrisK said:

Nice job bro. Probably will be making one myself in the spring. Oh....love cleaning the coop. Sooooo much fun.

I'll have the metal shop make a pull out aluminum tray and I might make the bunk floors out of acrylic for easy cleaning. It's nice to have a lot of different materials on hand.

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khariV    683
2 hours ago, SetBuilder said:

How many chickens get Teak bunks?

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Lmao!  Did you just have extra teak lying about?

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SetBuilder    538
13 minutes ago, khariV said:

Lmao!  Did you just have extra teak lying about?

 

Yes, I made it from scraps left over from a job. I also found the aluminum channel in the scrap section of the metal shop.  Its amazing the materials we have laying around. 

 

Even the Empty labels for our oxygen and acetylene tanks are first class :)

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KnarlyCarl    4,942

Oh wow that's too nice for chickens, all they care about is crapping on everything nice, here's what Henny penny thinks of your joinery lol 

Nicely done!!

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Jronman    738

Looks amazing @SetBuilder. Kinda looks like something that would look out into the side of a canyon or mountain.

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KnarlyCarl    4,942
On 4/15/2017 at 3:57 AM, BMack37 said:

I've done service calls in houses worse than that.

Ugghh yeah man we wear shoe covers to protect customers flooring most of the time, but once in awhile we wear them to keep our shoes clean lol!!

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Jronman    738
On 4/15/2017 at 2:57 AM, BMack37 said:

I've done service calls in houses worse than that.

worse than a chicken coop?

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SetBuilder    538

I once started to walk into a house that had 7 dogs living inside and they did not get walked. 

 

I got one one or two steps in and the stench hit me. I turned right around, scarey stuff.

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