Cantilever Barn Birdhouse

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Project by hoss12992 posted 11-06-2014 09:16 PM 2254 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of our Cantilever Barn Birdhouses that we make. These are really popular in East TN. A bit of history, is that the Cantilever Barns were invented and only built in Cades Cove area of The Great Smokey Mountains, until recent years. The Cantilever Barns of Cades Cove are a engineering marvel, especially when you think of the time period they were built, and by the mountain folks with just a few hand tools (Ax/Hand Saw) and a team of mules/horses/ox availible. My Cantilever Barn Birdhouse is built out of rough saw oak and has a cedar roof on it. Thanks for taking the time to look.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 09:25 PM

Pretty darn nice there Boss Hoss !
Them birds better wipe their feet before entering that fancy house !

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 09:40 PM

Always better if you can match a project with historical significance. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 10:10 PM

Really Cool, Hoss!!

It is really neat to see the different styles of barns that were built by our ancestors and how they vary from place to place.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-06-2014 10:20 PM

That’s cool. The top floor has all the room for the whole family. That rough sawn lumber give me a lot of slivers.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 11-06-2014 11:45 PM

I’ve seen these in my trips down to my folks, in Georgia. Very cool barns. Love your birdhouse version.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#6 posted 11-07-2014 01:12 AM

I love it!

-- "The Cedar King"

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#8 posted 11-07-2014 10:32 AM

cool stuff Hoss. Just out of curiosity is it better to hang this from a branch or mount to a pole?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#9 posted 11-07-2014 02:27 PM

That’s a really cool project Hoss!!! Very creative sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 11-07-2014 02:33 PM

That,s a nice design Hoss

kind of reminds me of this scandinavian house/barn


-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 11-07-2014 07:29 PM

Thank yall
@ Tooch You can go either way with them, but around here, everybody puts them on a pole and stump. Sometimes when we cut a tree, we will leave a stump 6’ to 8’ tall and put a cantilever barn birdhouse on top. Looks great

@ Klaus, That is really cool. I had not seen one of those before. Thanks for sharing buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 10-10-2017 02:40 PM

This birdhouse turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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