Chicken Coop

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Blog series by ardbeg updated 04-14-2010 03:00 AM 2 parts 2935 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: More to come

03-31-2010 04:42 AM by ardbeg | 4 comments »

This is far from fine woodworking, but I feel the need to get something up here and start talking about what I have been working on in my new shop with my new tools. While I bought my new stuff to make boxes and furniture, it turns out that you can also make chicken coops with a Jet Proshop. Pic at bottom. My wife and I decided having a flock of 6 chickens for egg laying would be a fun way to get closer to the food chain and make us more aware of how our food gets to our table. Of co...

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Part 2: Finished

04-14-2010 03:00 AM by ardbeg | 4 comments »

Well, there may be one or two minor things to do, but this will probably be it for the blog. As I mentioned in #1 this is my first coop and I did the plans myself. All in all it was a fun project and tested my design skills with some of the angles and details. There is one feature in particular that I am rather happy with; I rabetted the edges of the trim around the chicken door and used them as a pathway for the door to slide open vertically. It is attached via para cord on either sid...

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