This step by step diy project is about 7 ft tall barn chicken coop roof plans. This is PART 3 of the chicken coop project, where I show you how to build the nesting boxes for the project. Make sure you secure everything with attention and make adjustments to my plans, if necessary. 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.
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7 ft Tall Barn Chicken Coop Nesting Boxes Plans
- B – 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKID
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 17″ long FLOOR FRAME
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 20″x96″ long FLOOR
- I – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 27 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 18″ long, 1 piece – 13″ long, 1 piece – ” long 5xFRAME
- H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 20″x27 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 16″x48″ long SIDING
- O – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 22 1/2″x96″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 15 1/2″ long LID
How to build a 7′ barn chicken coop plans
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the nesting boxes. Use 2×4 lumber for the frame. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Check if the corners are square and align the edges with attention.
Fit the frame to the chicken coop. Align the edges with attention and fit a 4×4 skid under the frame. Use rafter ties to lock the frame to the skid.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the floor of the nesting boxes. Mark the cut lines and then get the job done with a circular saw. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the sheets into place, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 2×4 lumber for the nesting box frames. Use a miter saw to make all the angle cuts and then drill pocket holes, at both ends. Align the edges with attention and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
Top component for the frames.
Fit the frames to the floor and place them equally spaced. Drill pilot holes through the frames and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame and floor of the chicken coop. Plumb the frames with a spirit level.
Use T1-11 siding sheets to the nesting boxes. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and then secure them into place with 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Use T1-11 siding panels for the sides of the nesting boxes. Use a circular saw to make the angle cuts to the sheets. Align the edges and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 3/4″ plywood and 1×4 lumber for the nesting box lid. Set the trims to the plywood panel and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Fit 1×4 trims to the side wall of the chicken coop. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
This 4×8 gambrel shed chicken coop is easy to build and extremely durable. This chicken coop is ideal for raising several chickens to get fresh eggs. Moreover, this coop has a nice design and it is super easy to build. Remember that I have tons of other chicken coop plans on MyOutdoorPlans, so take a look HERE. Check out PART 1, PART 2 and PART 4 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the coop, the roof and the doors.
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