Chicken RunThe hens will bask in perpetual glow from this sun-inspired door, growing ever warmer as the Portland drizzle develops the rust further. I burned the shapes of the rays with rough, bubbled edges to give the design the illusion of movement. An oiled shovel handle serves as the handle.
The client requested a chicken run built to keep out “aggressive daytime raccoons”, so I designed a steel frame with hardware cloth running under the ground and out from the base 16″. I balanced the need for safety with the desire to watch the entertaining poultry.
Finish: None on steel, oil on wood