This step by step diy project is about 8×10 large chicken coop gable roof plans. This is PART 2 of the large chicken coop plans, where I show you how to build the gable roof. Moreover, I show you how easy it is to build the large front door and the small side chicken door. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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8×10 Chicken Coop Roof Plans
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- G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 26 1/4″x48″ long SIDING
- H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long, 1 piece – 96″long, 1 piece – 19″ long 6xTRUSS
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 20″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 20″x24″ long ROOF SHEETS
- I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long OVERHNAGS
- J – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 68″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 127″ long, 4 pieces – 69″ long TRIMS
- K – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 39″ long JAMBS
- M – 2 pieces of T1-11 – 32″x80″ long, 1 piece of 1×4 lumber- 25″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 73″ long DOOR
- N – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long, 1 piece – 29 1/2″ long JAMBS
- O – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 22 1/2″x22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 15 1/2″ long DOOR
- 28 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 12′
- 1/2″ plywood
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 1 piece of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- chicken door hinges
- front door hinges
- rafter ties
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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- PART 1: Large Chicken Coop Plans
- PART 2: Large Chicken Coop Roof Plans
- PART 3: Large Chicken Coop Nest Boxes Plans
- PART 4: 8×10 Chicken Run Plans
Building a 8×10 chicken coop gable roof
The first step of the project is to build the trusses for the 8×10 chicken coop. Cut the rafters at the right dimensions and angles, using the information from the diagram. Lay the trusses on a level surface and leave no gaps between them.
Use 2×4 lumber for the middle support. Make the angle cuts to the top of the support and then fit them to the trusses.
Make the gussets from 1/2″ plywood and then lay them over the joints. Leave no gaps between the components and then insert 1 5/8″screws to secure the components together tightly.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and place them every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then secure them into place with rafter ties.
Cut the panels for the gable ends from T1-11 siding. After cutting the panels you need to attach them to the side gable ends. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails along the framing, every 8″.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the roof. Align the edges flush, leaving no gaps between them. Insert 1 5/8″ screws through the sheets into the rafters, every 8″.
Next, you need to make the overhangs for the 8×12 chicken coop. Fit the 2×4 rafters to the sides of the coop, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Insert the screws every 8″ along the framing.
Fit 1×4 overhangs to the roof of the large chicken coop, as shown in the plans. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the overhangs into the underneath rafters.
Fit 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the chicken coop. Align the edges flush and then insert 2″ brad nails to secure them into place tightly.
Cut trims for the roof from 1×6 lumber. Make the angle cuts to one end of the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ brad nails. Align the edges flush and make sure you leave no gaps between the components.
Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. In addition, cut a large piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges with attention and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Insert the screws every 8″along the framing for a professional result.
Use T1-11 siding for the door panel and 2×4 lumber for the trims. First, build the frame for the door from the slats by using 2 1/2″ screws pocket screws. Next, lay the door panel to the frame and align the edges flush. Insert 2″ nails to secure the door panel to the frame.
Fit the door to the opening and secure it to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch so you can lock the door into place tightly. Fit handles to the door so you can open and close it easily.
Fit the 1×4 jambs around the chicken coop door opening. Use 2″ nails to secure the jambs flush with the opening.
Build the chicken coop from the panel that you have cut out when fitting the siding to the side wall. Attach 1×4 trims to the panel and then lock them together into place with 1 1/2″ nails.
Fit the chicken coop to the opening and then secure it to the jambs with hinges.
Make sure you take a look over PART 3 of the project, where I show you how to build the nesting boxes. Building these boxes is tricky, so I recommend you to take a look over my plans.
Last but not least, in PART 4 of the large chicken coop project I show you how to build the 8×10 run. This is a straight forward project that will help you raise up to 20-30 chickens. Remember that you can also make adjustments to my plans so it suits your needs.
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