Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Coop de Flat Creek – Week 2 Progress

If only all the other tasks would go away for a little while, I could get soooo much more done on this project. I’ve invested two more partial afternoons this week so far. It’s such a little drop in the big bucket of time, but all I can usually muster in a week.

Things that were accomplished: my modifications to the plans – framed a “grid” in the window to help support the hardware cloth, framed in the little chicken door (original plan didn’t require this). I also installed a vinyl flooring scrap on the main floor, as well as the roost shelf. And my biggest “ta-dah” …. rafters. Although it was also my biggest blunder so far. I completely assembled one rafter “bass-ackwards” as they say. I fixed the problem and all seems okay. This coop is definitely not perfect, but it’ll do I think! And did I mention how much fun this is?? Really, it is!

My favorite tools so far: miter saw, air nailer, cordless screwdriver/drill. My least favorite thing so far: Liquid Nails – ugh! I somehow manage to glue my fingers together each and every time. I also don’t care much for the circular saw or the jig saw, but they beat the heck out of using a hand saw :) All in all though – fun, interesting, addictive (what to build *next*?!).

Next step will be installing the hardware cloth on the interior of the window, and figuring out a way to install the hardware cloth in the ventilation area by the rafters. Hmmmm, more modifications may be in order?? I think I need another board situated in there somewheres….

coop2

Well, friends… all I have for now –
hope you’re having a great week!

sig3

37 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

There's some action going on at your place!

Melinda

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

You go girl!!!

We heard all about your power tools tonight. That is after BT and PW went road tripping!
Hope to see you this weekend!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

That's quite a bit of progress! Great job!

Debbie said...

It is a thing of beauty. The Taj Mahal of chicken coops.

Feral Female said...

All good things take time, looks like it`s coming along slowly yet surely!

Diana said...

Great progress!!

Rural Revival said...

Lookin' good!

~Andrea~

morningbrayfarm.com said...

Tres impressive! You might not think your coop is perfect, but I'm willing to bet your chickens will think it is. You're doing a great job!

McVal said...

Wow! That's looking great! You are TOO handy with that hammer...

Rural Rambler said...

Tammy that little Coop is so dang cute and it's just framed up! I can hardly wait to see the next update. "Chickens little door framed" sooooo cute. Did I mention that I am impressed with your power tool knowledge? I couldn't miter anything if my life depended on it. Enjoy your Flat Creek Farm Thursday :) Take some time to sit one or both of your porches!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like it is a well thought out, sturdy coop! And you will have it done in no time at all!

Jackie said...

How neat and cute! I'm in awe of your carpentry skills!

Jackie

Kilauea Poetry said...

Bravo!! Seriously, I could really get into something like this! I'm more than certain it will do..you say ventilation on the rafters (lol)? I really like your wicked hoe below post, you know! Hand saws do take forever but it looks like you have your tools and your enjoying yourself too. I had to laugh- what next!!
This was a terrific update..just great Tammy-

Nezzy said...

You go girl. I just love power tools!!! I can't wait to see the finished product. Your chickens are gonna sing and lay many eggs!!!

God bless ya and have a terrific Thursday!!!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Very Professional!! I am so impressed, maybe there is hope for my carpenters skills! LOL.Great job!
Sue

from my front porch... said...

I am sooo excited for You! You have far more gumption than me, that's for sure!

Guess what I just realized-




I'm gonna be an auntie to chickens, too! Ha :)
Give the "long ears" a smooch from me!
xo, misha

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm still in awe of your talent!!! Great job!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wow Tammy you're really doing a WONDERFUL job!!! I'm so impressed that you are doing this on your own...good for you. I'll be watching for your next installment! Have a wonderful Friday....Maura:)

Rachel said...

Looking great. I envy someone so crafty and handy all at once.

Cheryl said...

I am so impressed, you are doing something that you can sit back and say "I did it all by myself" and feel very proud about! Your chicks will be very happy little peeps!

Down On The Farm said...

Wow! Can't wait to see the finished coop. I am very impressed. You should be so proud! Keep us posted on the progress and have a GREAT weekend Tammy!

Deanna said...

Your chickens are going to feel like they are in a swanky hotel. Great progress there!

Deanna

Catherine said...

such a good job Tammy!Come in France and do one for me, will you?

NICE WEEKEND TAMMY,
catherine

Lynn said...

This is super impressive, Tammy. But now I'm worried about you gluing your little fingers together :o Be careful! (Once a mother, always a mother)

Elle Bee said...

I'm so delighted by your complete bravery when it comes to power tools, lumber, etc!! AWESOME!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Very impressed...Late night blog hopping.....
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Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

You are amazing!!

Coffee Catholic said...

You have a lovely blog!

Janean said...

saw----WEET! your chickies will have the fanciest, bestest, coolest home on the block...er...farm.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there Tammy...I'm so happy you swung by..funny, I'd been thinking of you in particular and had been kind of hoping you would come by- as I thought it might be of interest to you! I know a lot of people don't realize that and sometimes just doing landscapes or palm trees (if you know what I mean) doesn't get it over. I still have to work on not over doing it so it doesn't seem like a history lesson. Anyway..hope you have a wonderful week..looking forward to your update!
Regina-

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Linda Stubbs said...

I am so amazed!!! You are so good! I would love to do something like this, but I would be afraid. You are helping me! Really is the cutest coop!

I can't wait to come back and see your next pictures.

Blessings, Linda

Carol............. said...

Whooa, I'm envious! Great job.

The Urban Cowboy said...

It looks fantastic! Looking forward to the end result.

Catherine said...

You are doing a great job on that chicken coop!
Can't wait to see it finished :) .

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage said...

Oh my, I am so impressed. I cannot imagine myself building anything like that. I do sew however. Maybe I could if I tried.

Nah, I'll just be impressed with you!

Do drop in!

Laura

Sharlene Washington said...

Tammy, where did you get your set of plans? I really love the look of how your coop is coming together. Great work!

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