Most of you will want to paint your new loft now, before you start adding perches or nest boxes. The OSB will not stand up to a lot of bad weather. I hate painting, so what I do is put on my coveralls, put a paper bag on my head with two eye holes, wear a respirator, fire up my airless sprayer, and anything that doesn't move gets it! It usually takes two coats. You can use paint or just a good water proofing like "Thompson's".
Also you still need to add a door handle. I use a screen door handle. You can get them from the hardware store for about $6 or $9 for one with a lock set.
|Outside of screen door handle.|
|Inside of screen door handle.|
And you need to add a door for your trap. Make the door some what bigger than the hole. There are all sorts of ways to latch the door up or slightly open. This is how I do it.
|Trap latched open.|
|Trap set in Race position.|
And here are some assorted pictures of my loft.
|Aviary front showing saw cut and joint.|
|Aviary front hinge placement.|
|Handle on Aviary front.|
|This photo shows the roof trim.|
|Door trim installed against the hinge.|
|This is the stop for the Aviary front.|
|My adjustable vent doors.|
|Note rope going up to aviary bottom.|
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