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Project by Jhoff posted 05-05-2014 05:44 PM 1144 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

4 chamber bathouse. Approximately 17” wide, 30” tall. Weighs 35lbs. Each chamber is 3/4” deep.
Plywood is used to make the chambers, the inside is stained dark per the plans. The outside is made from scrap ash. Held together with miller dowels. Ventilation gap on the front and sides. Painted green to match the trim on the building it will be hung, the white batman logo was cut on the scroll saw and used Forstner bits to get the wing shapes perfect. The grooves cut on the table saw are about 1/4 to 1/2” apart. About 7” landing zone at the bottom.

Hopefully it attracts bats to help with the mosquito population on the Bay. If nothing else, it looks cool.

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Peter Brown

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 06:54 PM

I’m a sucker for anything with a batman logo!

Hope you get some visitors!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 07:02 PM

Yes. Every other bathouse is rendered obsolete now :)

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#3 posted 05-05-2014 08:57 PM

Nice to see more bat houses coming out. Yours looks perfect!
Keep in touch when the future occupants come to live.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 10:15 AM

Very cool design! Bathoses are on my to-do-list for years, because we have bats here and I like them.

Some years ago in the evening, suddenly I hade one flying around in my office. I went out and searched for gloves and a small net from my aquarium for rescue and when I came back, Batty was very hard to find. But finally I got it and could watch it flying into the evening sky.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#5 posted 05-07-2014 03:50 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting.

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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