This step by step diy project is about 4×8 gambrel chicken coop doors and trims plans. This is PART 3 of the project, where I show you how to build the large entry door and the small chicken coop door. In addition, I show you how to fit the 1×4 trims to the barn chicken coop. Remember that you should also checkout the rest of the project, for complete instructions on how to build the small chicken coop. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
4×8 Barn Chicken Coop Doors Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 90 1/4″ long, 6 pieces – 63″ long, 8 pieces – 19 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 34 1/4″ long TRIMS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 34 3/4″ long DOOR JAMB
- B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16″ long, 1 piece – 31″ long DOOR JAMB
- C – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 28 1/4″x72 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 65 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 28 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 21 1/4″ long DOOR
- D – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 16″x24″ long, 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 24″ long, 1 piece – 9″ long DOOR
- E – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 31″ long WINDOW TRIMS
How to build doors for a barn chicken coop
Fit the 1×4 trims to the side wall of the chicken coop with 2″ brad nails. Align the edges with attention for a professional result.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the opposite wall of the barn shed.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front and to the back of the barn chicken coop. Make cuts to the 1×4 slats and then secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Build the front door for the barn chicken coop using 1×4 lumber and T1-11 siding. Using the panel that you have cut out in the previous steps. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 1/2″ nails to lock them together tightly.
Fit diagonal trims to the door, as well. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ brad nails through the panel into the door frame.
Use 1×4 lumber for the door jambs. Align the edges flush with the door opening and then secure them into place with 2″ nails.
Fit the door to the opening and then secure it to the jambs with hinges. Install a door latch to lock the door into place tightly. Make sure the door opens and closes properly for a professional result.
Build the small door for the barn coop from T1-11 siding and 1×4 lumber. Use 1 1/2″ nails to lock them together tightly. Use the panel that you have cut out when installing the sheet to the back wall.
Fit the chicken door to the back of the barn coop. Use hinges to secure the door into place tightly. Moreover, fit a latch so you lock the door and protect the chickens from predators. Fit the 1×4 trims around the window, as well. Use 2″ nails to secure the window trims and the door jambs into place.
This barn chicken coop is roomy enough for about 10 chickens and it also features a neat design that will most certainly enhance the look of your backyard. The nesting boxes are placed to one side of the gambrel chicken coop, so you can harvest the fresh eggs easily.
Make sure you check out PART 1 of the gambrel chicken coop so you see how to build the frame of the coop and PART 2 of the project so you learn how to build the nest box. Remember that I have tons of other chicken coop plans on MyOutdoorPlans, so take a look HERE.
This woodworking project was about 4×8 chicken coop door plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.