This step by step woodworking project is about duck house plans free. I have designed this duck house so you can raise ducks on your property effortlessly. The duck coop has vents at the top, a large opening with a door at the front and a nest box at the back, so you can harvest the eggs regularly. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Made from this plan
Duck House Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 5 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
- B – 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 48″ long FLOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long, 3 pieces – 33″ long, 4 pieces – 21 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- D – 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 13 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 45 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 21 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 14″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 45″ long, 4 pieces – 33″ long 2xSIDE WALLS
- F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x36″ long, 1 piece – 48″x48 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″x14 1/2″ long WALLS
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 16 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build a duck house
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the duck coop. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Attach 1×4 slats to the floor frame. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the joists.
Build the side walls for the duck house from 2×2 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs equally-spaced and make sure the corners are square. Align the edges flush.
Build the front wall for the duck house from 2×2 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.
Build the frame for the back wall in the same manner described above. Cut all the components from 2×2 lumber, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the chicken coop and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor. In addition, I recommend you to lock the adjacent walls together with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Make sure the corners are square for a neat result.
Attach the T1-11 siding panel to the front of the duck house. Before attaching the panel into place, I recommend you to make the cut opening to the panel. Align the edges and then secure the panel into place with 1 1/4″ brad nails. Smooth the edges flush.
Attach the T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the duck house with brad nails, as well.
Use a small piece for the back of the duck house, as illustrated in the free duck house plans.
This duck coop is really sturdy and it provides ideal conditions for the ducks to grow healthy. Of course, you can make a few adjustments or modifications to my plans so the shelter suits your needs.
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