This step by step diy project is about 7 ft tall barn chicken coop roof plans. This is PART 2 of the chicken coop project, where I show you how to build the roof and how to attach the exterior siding sheets to the chicken coop. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
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7 ft Tall Barn Chicken Coop Roof Plans
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- H – 2 pieces of 5/8″ siding – 48″x67 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 15 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 43″x48″ long SIDING
- K – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 18 1/2″x96″ long ROOF SHEETS
- L – 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails, ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: 7′ Tall Barn Chicken Coop Plans
- PART 2: 7′ Tall Barn Chicken Coop Roof Plans
- PART 3: 7′ Tall Barn Chicken Nest Boxes Plans
- PART 4: 7′ Tall Barn Coop Door Plans
How to build a 7′ barn chicken coop plans
The first step of the project is to attach the 5/8″ siding sheets to the front of the chicken coop. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make a few cuts, so you can attach the panel around the door opening. Use 6d nails to secure the sheet into place, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the siding sheet to the back of the shed. Use a circular saw to make cuts to the sheet, so you can finally fit it around the small door and window openings. Use 2″ nails to secure the sheet to the framing.
Cut the sheets for the side of the barn chicken coop. Align the edges with attention and insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the other side of the chicken coop. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between them. Insert 6d nails, every 8″.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the chicken coop, as shown in the diagram. You need to align the edges with attention and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Use 1×6 lumber for the rood trims. Make the 22.5 degree cuts with a miter saw and then attach the trims into place with 2″ nails. Make sure you leave no gaps between the trims.
Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you also install the appropriate drip edges, so you can seal the shed roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a tight fit.
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 3 and PART 4 of the project, so you learn how to
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I built a coop using these plans. The framing and sheeting worked out well. When using the 1x6s for gambrel trim and then 1x4s for the vertical trim it leaves a 2 inch ledge. Instead i used the 1x4s for the angled trim and ripped the 1x6s to match and it worked out much better. I also used a piece of garage door trim instead of the horizontal 1×4 above the nesting box. This provides some flexible flashing between the coop and nesting box lid.
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I’m a little confused on the door frame. If you look at letter F on the first page it tells you what cuts to make. However if you build as the diagram shows you will have two extra boards not used. Is this a typo or did I do something wrong?
F is the front wall, not the door frame.