Bird cage

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 12-22-2014 03:36 AM 1462 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I was commissioned to build a huge bird cage for my pastors wife for Christmas. This was tough for me, the hard part I had was the wire. If I have to build another one I will buy the wire in flat sheets instead of a roll. I was having trouble getting it to lay flat when cutting it off the roll and screwing it into place. That being said I still enjoyed it. It’s 5’ tall 2’ deep and 3’ wide, I made the cage part detachable from the base to make moving it easy. Finished on the out side only with poly.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 04:48 AM

beautiful cage todd,i’m sure your pastors wife will be well pleased.
lessoned learned on the wire,i understand tried doing it once.hard to keep rolled out when working by yourself.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 07:32 AM

Todd, that is a real cool bird cage.
Fantastic wood. I love it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 01:32 PM

Wow…what kinda bird does that lady have? You could keep a whole flock in that baby. Nice job and glad Angie was able to figure out the wire mesh issue…lol merry Christmas y’all…

-- 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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#4 posted 12-22-2014 01:44 PM

Very nice cage, Todd. You musst live in a cedar forest!!

Merry Christmas, buddy!!...................................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 02:48 PM

Great job buddy, love the droppings drawer

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 12-22-2014 04:32 PM

Tweety will luv it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 12-22-2014 06:00 PM

I’ve built several wood framed bird cages over the years. I learned a trick when using rolled mesh cloth: skip staples -except for ‘tacking’ things in place temporarily. Sandwich the cloth between 2 boards, or two frames. I pre drill and counter sink all of the holes before I lay down the mesh.

It’s also a good idea to keep a record of the measurements of the frames written down and kept somewhere safe. A lot of birds, even small ones, like to gnaw at the wood framing. Eventually you might need to replace a part here or there. Having the measurements is quite handy at that point.

I’m jealous of the cedar you had on hand for this one. I sure does make for a nice project!

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