This step by step woodworking project is about free large chicken coop roof plans. This is PART 3 of the 8×10 chicken coop project, where I show you how to build the front door and how to build the small side door. The front door is ideal for having access to the inside of the coop, for cleaning purposes. The small side door is for the chickens, so they can get in and out of the shelter. Moreover, you need to take a look over the rest of my coop plans and projects HERE. 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.
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Large Chicken Coop Doors Plans
- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 39″ long JAMBS
- M – 2 pieces of T1-11 – 32″x80″ long, 1 piece of 1×4 lumber- 25″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 73″ long DOOR
- N – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long, 1 piece – 29 1/2″ long JAMBS
- N – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 22 1/2″x22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 15 1/2″ long DOOR
- J – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long, 4 pieces – 31″ long TRIMS
- 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- chicken door hinges
- front door hinges
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ 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
Building doors for the large chicken coop
First of all, you need to attach the 1×4 jambs around the front door opening. Cut the jambs at the right dimensions and then lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws.
Build the door panel from T1-11 siding and the trims from 1×4 lumber. Align the trims to the door panel and then lock them together tightly with glue and 1 1/4″ screws. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components,
Fit the door into place and then lock it to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch so you can lock the door into place overnight.
Fit 1×4 decorative trims around the windows, after locking them into place tightly.
Build the small side door from T1-11 siding and 1×4 lumber. Align the trims to the door panel and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit 1×4 jambs around the small door opening and then insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock it into place tightly. Use hinges to lock the door into place and a latch to lock it.
I have designed this large chicken coop so you can raise up to 20 chickens. Remember to check out PART 1, PART 2 and PART 4 of the chicken coop project, so you learn how to build the frame and the nesting boxes. See all my COOP PLANS, as well, as I have lots of designs that come in many sizes.
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