|Project by Steve||posted 09-30-2014 04:21 PM||1872 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I made this birdhouse for the Summers Woodworking birdhouse contest. The inside dimensions are about 5”x5”x10” and it has a 1-1/2” hole, which is suitable for bluebirds.
It’s made from reclaimed cedar fence boards that I planed down to just under 1/2” thick. I cut mirrors and attached them to the sides with rubber cement and hot melt glue to make it appear invisible.
I understand that birds can be frightened by their reflection and sometimes they crash into windows. To help prevent this, I painted the front entry black and angled the front mirror downward so the bird would not see its reflection.
I hope to capture some video of a bird visiting it sometime. I have not seen any birds using my other birdhouses lately though. It must be a slow time of year for nesting.
It really does appear invisible if you catch it at the right angle. I walked outside once to check on it and thought it had fallen off the tree, but it was still there…I just couldn’t see it. Really weird.
Thanks for taking a second to look at my crazy birdhouse! Steve…
-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com