I'll be honest, we had no idea what we were doing.
Fortunately, my dad is THE most patient person on earth, so I'm still alive, but just barely.
I had our chicken coop plans drawn out and he had to interpret them. I can't draw 3 dimensionally. We started the project with about 75% of an idea of what we wanted the finished coop to look like and we talked over a lot of scenarios while we worked.
The spare wood ran out quickly, but having it saved us lots of time and money. I knew the whole coop would have to be painted, so we decided that the inevitable imperfections gave the chicken palace "charm."
Hopefully, the photos will tell the story.