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Reinventing the Chicken COOP: 14 Original Designs with Step-By-Step Building Instructions Contributor(s): McElroy, Kevin (Author) , Wolpe, Matthew (Author)

Reinventing the Chicken COOP: 14 Original Designs with Step-By-Step Building Instructions Contributor(s): McElroy, Kevin (Author) , Wolpe, Matthew (Author)

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Reinventing the Chicken COOP: 14 Original Designs with Step-By-Step Building Instructions
Contributor(s): McElroy, Kevin (Author) , Wolpe, Matthew (Author)

ISBN: 1603429808    EAN: 9781603429801
Publisher: Storey Publishing
US SRP: $19.95 US 
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 2012
Pub Date: January 01, 2013
Physical Info: 0.6" H x 9.5" L x 9.1" W (1.45 lbs) 192 pages

Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Wolpe and McElroy give 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from purely functional to outrageously fabulous. Complete step-by-step building plans are accompanied by full-color photographs and detailed construction illustrations.

Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy own Just Fine Design/Build, a studio that produces original handmade furniture and small structures. In 2010, they designed a chicken coop called "Chick in a Box" that went on to win an Editor's Choice award for design at the Bay Area Maker Faire and was featured on theMake Magazineblog, theFarmhouse Modernblog, and theTreehuggerblog. Matthew also is a Senior Mechanician for Furniture and Carpentry at the University of California Berkeley's College of Environmental Design and teaches woodworking at The Crucible, a non-profit arts school in Oakland. Both authors live in Oakland, CA - Matthew in a 120-square-foot tiny house he designed and built.

"Bay area artisans Wolpe and McElroy ... dish the complete scoop on the coop for those just starting the yard-chicken journey or for experienced woodcrafters longing to bring chickens to their back-porch scene."

-- Los Angeles Times

"Their care shows. The book is easy to read, and illustrations offer insight into egg access doors, cantilevered nesting boxes, worm compost bins and rooftop vegetable gardens."

-- California College of the Arts

 

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