Chicken Coop

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Submitted by Wraight on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 10:49

I teach construction at Plymouth High School. This was our first project of the year. The students did the majority of the work with my guidance.

I had started the year with the intent to build sheds, but that requires groups of 4. The chicken coop allowed us to work with groups of 2.

We only have 50 minutes each period to work, so it took us about 5 weeks to complete spread over 4 classes.

Some of the wood was scrap that we had on hand. We cut a lot of it down to size from 2x10s. The roof was scrap metal roofing that we found in a recycling container. There were no trim pieces so we had to be creative and make our own ridge cap. I decided we would add the finials to give it more visual appeal.

We took some liberties with decorating because I like to add extra flair - and I have access to a laser and CNC router.

We used the plans that Ana developed for Lady Goats.…

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Treated lumber, pine, exterior grade plywood
Finish Used
Exterior grade paint
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 02/19/2022 - 01:20

You have done a very good job. I know how difficult working with students can sometimes be. Your work is to be commended! I have worked several times with students who lacked concentration, so they were not very attentive. But, after giving them tips to help you learn better like the ones on , they really improved. Once again, I congratulate you.

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