Purple Martin Bird House. My first woodworking project.

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Project by Ihor posted 01-27-2009 07:54 PM 7429 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone!
First of all thank you for the warm welcoming on this web site! Very nice site! Tons of great stuff here! Now some introduction…I’m a complete amateur. I don’t have any woodworking education and nobody ever showed me how to work with wood. But I like learning new skills and I like challenges :). This summer I decided to make a Purple Martin bird house for one old man. He use to have two of those, so I decided to make him happy and build bird house for him.
I don’t have my own tools and I practically never worked with wood, but this man has tools, he use to work with wood long time ago, before he became a plumber. He had a big doubts that I can make Purple Martin’s bird house, was asking me if I have any woodworking education, but after his son told him to let me try, he gave his “OK”. His son only showed me in 5 minutes basics of using overarm saw. That’s it. The rest I’ve done by myself. It took me one month to build this bird house.
I used cedar to make it.

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#1 posted 01-27-2009 08:00 PM

This is a really nice house. It has a nice design to it and I am sure it made a wonderful gift. I appreciate the story behind the project. I have often said that the story behind a build is often as important as the project itself.

Well done!

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#2 posted 01-27-2009 08:01 PM

Looks pretty good to me!

I like the way the way you made it to be able to do “house cleaning”!

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#3 posted 01-27-2009 10:29 PM

Not bad , looks very well made.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

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#4 posted 01-29-2009 04:52 PM

this is great!!!

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#5 posted 01-29-2009 05:15 PM

WOW, In want one.

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 04:06 PM

I like it.

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#7 posted 07-14-2009 04:16 PM

Great Martin house

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