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Blog entry by john posted 1696 days ago 2636 reads 2 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past week i have been busy digging holes and putting some of my largest birdhouses up . They range from 5 ft wide up to 9 ft wide . They are all mounted 9 ft in the air . Now the little birdies will have some shelter before the snow fly,s

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866



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Diane

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#1 posted 1696 days ago

Always wondered how you got them up in the air; I see now you use side branches for support. Is the 9’ base somehow attached to the platform? Even your base and platform is a piece of art. I love all of these birdhouses and they look even better up in the air. Are these in your yard or the yards of the new owners? I’m thinking you probably have many in your own yard now.

Diane

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john

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#2 posted 1696 days ago

Thanks again Diane ! It took about a hour and a half to put all the houses up with the forklift and then i went around each birdhouse replacing each temporary brace with a pre cut log with a 45 degree cut on each end .Once they are all on i use 4 L- shaped steel brackets to tie the birdhouse base and the post together .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Diane

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#3 posted 1696 days ago

Thanks.

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patron

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#4 posted 1696 days ago

john ,

this is amazing ,
your work is outstanding !

the birds have a wonderful
friend in you .

thanks !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 1696 days ago

those are just grand…wow…im working on a bird house now…well compared to yours…mine are just entry ways….lol…..but im going to make more..but i dont have a fork lift…so ive gotta keep them down sized…but the bird’s will still have a home…thats what counts for now…..but i sure love your work…...thanks

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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darryl

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#6 posted 1696 days ago

these never stop being impressive!
my daughter and niece both enjoyed looking at them as I scrolled through!

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1696 days ago

Just darn amazing they are all so cool great work John.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1696 days ago

You have more patience than I do to build those things

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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dlcarver

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#10 posted 1696 days ago

JOHN !!!!!! Do you think I could live in one of these? ...even if I’m not a bird.
They’re nicer than my home.
FANTASTIC!!!
Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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Brad_Nailor

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#11 posted 1696 days ago

John…they look even more amazing when they are up in the air…especially the real big ones!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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john

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#12 posted 1696 days ago

Thanks again everyone for all the very generous comments . It was a little scary standing underneath the large houses and leveling them by myself . I had to undo the braces on both sides at once to tip the house level :)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#13 posted 1696 days ago

That sounds dangerous, I hope you have someone to help you next time.

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john

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#14 posted 1696 days ago

It is with 500 lbs over my head . I ,d just hope i can run fast :)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Diane

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#15 posted 1696 days ago

Have to love your craft John to take a chance like that. I guess there’s no way to keep it on the lift while you do this?

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