Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Our newly-hatched chicks will arrive next week and we're still at work on the home they'll move into this summer.
I've been designing and planning this coop for almost a year now. So I've had lots of time to figure out the (for me) most important part of its construction: The workflow.
I opted for the kit approach. I carefully drafted the whole thing, cut, labelled and stockpiled each piece and then timed out the two-person jobs to fall on the weekends when Lisa was available.
This modular construction approach allowed us to paint each piece and then assemble it a bit at a time. It's very satisfying to watch it grow: like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.
The rain has stopped work for now. But I did manage to get roof on it before the bad weather and even put a "topping off" branch up for good luck.
Here's how it stands now.
And here's what it will hopefully look like when we're through.