recycled Lilac bush

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Project by marter1229 posted 12-08-2008 08:40 AM 1469 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I am learning to turn, I thought I would practice with cuttings from my lilac bush.
The roofs were just slipped on, but they have warped and cracked and won’t come off.
It’s fun!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#1 posted 12-08-2008 04:14 PM

Wow, those are pretty neat! Those would make great gifts. How big are they? Lilac, huh? Who knew?

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 07:58 PM

Terry – these are wonderful!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 10:43 PM

Those are really nice! Really nice! No, Really really nice!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 03-10-2009 04:38 AM

wow, lilac must grow a lot bigger in Idaho than in Kelowna, at least in my yard…. Hey wait a minute, N. Idaho is just slightly South of me. maybe I will have to pay more attention to those lilac bushes. I had no idea there was usable wood lurking within!

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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#5 posted 03-10-2009 05:05 AM

Great looking birdhouses. Truly a magic wood. I would have thought they were purple.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 03:55 PM

I am still working on refurbishing my old Sears wood lathe but as soon as I get it up and running I hope that I can turn some pieces as nice as these. Great looking bird houses.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 07:35 PM

I turned a lamp out of lilac a few years back. It was great stuff to work with and it had a beautiful purple streak in it that I did my best to accent. The lamp turned out really nice but after a few months the purple turned brown. It also smells good while you’re working it! Just a little hard to get big pieces but interesting wood.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#8 posted 05-06-2013 11:00 PM

Nice work great idea using the lilac bush I would have never thought of that.

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