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Project by john posted 04-30-2007 09:30 PM 3974 views 5 times favorited 57 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spring is here and the birds are chirping .

I started this 80 plex birdhouse last year and now that it,s nice out i thought it was time to get back to work.
This house is made from 120 year old barn wood and is 5 1/2 ft square.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 04-30-2007 09:36 PM

unbelievable. I look at these and I look at these and I’m still in awe at the beauty!!

And the cat continues to give approval :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 04-30-2007 09:40 PM

Thanks Debbie
My cats are hoping that i build them a extreme cat house.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#3 posted 04-30-2007 09:41 PM

John,

this is awsome !!! Do birds actually occupy the space?

How much time do you figure it took you to do one of these “chef-d’oeuvre” ?

I’m impress by the patience it takes to do this. Congrats.

pierre

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#4 posted 04-30-2007 09:44 PM

I think this one is my favorite of your big houses. The top part I love the most.

Diane

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john

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#5 posted 04-30-2007 09:47 PM

Thanks Pierre and Diane
The birds move in them as fast as i can put them up.
As soon as i pull the ladder away they,re in there.

This house took about 4 weeks to build and cost about $ 50.00 nails and paint.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#6 posted 04-30-2007 09:51 PM

Wow John

This is Eeeeem….Aaaaaam….I don’t have enough vocabulary to describe the beauty….

On the second pic, some holes are plugged, does it mean that these rooms are reserved…:-)

niki

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john

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#7 posted 04-30-2007 09:58 PM

Thanks Niki
The holes that are not drilled because they already have a hole from another side.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#8 posted 04-30-2007 10:05 PM

That cat’s expression says: “Stay away. This is my restaurant.”

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 04-30-2007 10:51 PM

ok i have a question. do the birds really use these big birdhouses? or are they just for show?

they look really nice

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#10 posted 04-30-2007 11:00 PM

Hi Pat
The birds do use them.
I have lots of birds nesting in them now.

I have been taking lots of pics with the birds nesting in them to add to my gallerys.
There are some pics on my site with birdies hangin around.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#11 posted 04-30-2007 11:26 PM

Pretty awesome John, Are they quite heavy? jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 04-30-2007 11:33 PM

Thanks Mike
I still move this one around by myself
It weighs around 200 lbs

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#13 posted 05-01-2007 12:43 AM

I think that is quite possibly bigger than my whole house. The wife says it looks like a bird inn, not a bird house.

Great job, that is really inspiring to me.

—Rob Hix, King George, VA

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#14 posted 05-01-2007 01:05 AM

We just have a couple little houses in our backyard and twice in the past two weeks we’ve had a “flock” of purple martins visit, check out the houses, and dance around entertaining us. But, I think the hole is too small for them. I hope we can get another house up in time for their next visit, even if it isn’t until next year. They were so much fun to watch.
( I think they were purple martins)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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john

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#15 posted 05-01-2007 01:41 AM

Thanks Rob

Debbie i have to build a purple martin house in the new few months .
I will post a few pics when its done.
The style is a little different then what i,m used too. They have change the hole size to half a circle 3” long and 1 1/2” high

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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