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Well it is finally nice to get back to work again .
I had 10 birdhouses to build then it grew to 12 yesterday so in order to get them done in good time i decided to build 4 at a time.
Six of them will be made from 80 year old barnwood and the wood will be planed down and the other six will be done with 120 year old natural barnwood.

I will be having plans made up for the most of the houses. I am also anxious to get these done so i can get back to building the large ones. lol

!

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



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2324 days ago

truly amazing – as always!
lol I had to laugh at your “can’t wait to get back to building the big ones”... and THESE aren’t big/?? !!!!! ? !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2324 days ago

Very cool. Reminds me of playing with Lincoln Logs when I was a kid.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Brad_Nailor

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#3 posted 2324 days ago

Looking good John! I like the look of the planed barn board. It has a real rich quality to the wood. I hope you just moved those outside to shoot them..your not building them outside in the snow! You should make a tiny picture frame and print out a little postage stamp size picture of yourself, put it in the frame and hang it on the wall inside the birdhouse!

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

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john

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#4 posted 2324 days ago

Thank you MsDebbie and Gary.
They are fun to build.

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

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john

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#5 posted 2324 days ago

Thanks David , It has been way too cold to work outside so i turned my house into a workshop for now .
The planed wood has a very nice look to it .

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

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frank

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#6 posted 2324 days ago

Hello John;
—-great work, going on here!

The birdhouses are looking old//new and then there’s the 80//120 years of natural barnwood character aging. I just keep coming back to the first photo up there and admiring the knowledge of detail that you use in your framing of them.

I also noticed the snowblower….snow, and so I see you have been busy working outside also. It’s snowing again today, (Saturday) ....5’’....8’’....10’’....12’’, but then who’s counting, enjoy your winter there John as spring is soon coming.

....by the way, I also know what it means to turn a ’house into a workshop for now’....

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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john

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#7 posted 2323 days ago

Thanks again Frank
We are getting a lot more snow as i speak . I sure hope this winter ends soon.
My house was built in 1855 and it really looks like it .It works better as a shop then a house. lol

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

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brunob

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#8 posted 2323 days ago

You are da birdhouse guy!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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john

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#9 posted 2323 days ago

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Ageingwood

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#10 posted 2323 days ago

WOW !! And I thought I was doing some thing making Blue bird boxes . I make 12 for autobahn society every spring . I make SMALL bird houses too. It is good to see some one else has to play in the snow too !!

-- Ageingwood - artsplae1@msn.com No time , retired

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motthunter

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#11 posted 2323 days ago

How much rent do the birds pay? If it were a bit bigger, I might have considered moving in myself..

Great work

-- making sawdust....

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john

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#12 posted 2323 days ago

Thanks gentlemen for the nice comments. I wish the birds could pay me rent then i would be rich. lol
I have made apartments for almost 2,000 birds so far.

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

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john

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#13 posted 2314 days ago

Here is a update from last week. I didn,t get a whole lot done as far as building but i am getting lots of logs cut . I still have to feed them through the tablesaw 2 more times. A friend of mine just gave me 3 pickup truck loads of barn boards in return for a birdhouse Which will give me enough wood to build 30 or 40 more. Now i am only 14 houses behind. lol

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

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jeanmarc

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#14 posted 2167 days ago

Very nice work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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woodworm

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#15 posted 2165 days ago

The birdhouses you built remind me the loghouse I’ve been dreaming to build someday.
Cosy birdhouses. You have plenty of lumber and sawdust too.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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