|Project by Sam12||posted 06-02-2014 03:45 AM||1533 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Hello Fellow Lumberjocks!
This is a wolf birdhouse from a Windfield print. The ‘house’ portion is made from MDO plywood and the figured pieces are pine. The eyes are available from the Winfield Collection. I have used Winfield eyes on many projects and love the ‘life-like’ quality they give to any project. The box is sized for a mid-sized bird but it has a 1 1/8” hole for a smaller bird like chickadees or wrens. The original print calls for it to be made from cedar then sealed with clear coat. I wanted to see what it looked like painted though and am happy with the results. It was so much fun to build that I may make one from cedar yet.
As you can see from the pictures the most difficult portion of the build was the muzzle area. It is 5 layers of wood piled on top of each other to create that menacing 3D effect and is almost 3” thick. It took a lot of careful planning, cutting and sanding but in the end it turned out pretty good. I particularly enjoyed this project because not only did it test my woodworking skills but my painting skills as well.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking!