Square bird house

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Project by Steelmum posted 02-08-2009 07:26 PM 1738 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this a square birdhouse because it is not the log type. It also has a window with a copper ‘grate’ and window flower box, ceder roof shingles and a ‘chimney’ along with other decorations.

-- Berta in NC

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#1 posted 02-08-2009 07:55 PM

Your bird houses are really neat as I said in blog for your birdhouse.
FYI – I’ve made birdhouses and have done a lot of research on them. You shouldn’t put a perch/dowel on the front of the house. The birds that use the house will fly in and out of the entrance hole and not use the perch. Perchs give other birds like starlings a place to set and wait for a baby bird to stick it’s head out, bingo free meal.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 02-08-2009 08:14 PM

I know about the perch, but I must admit, I just have fun with it and somehow, I just needed to do it. I will try to refrain in the future

-- Berta in NC

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#3 posted 02-08-2009 08:19 PM

Love the birdhouse Berta.I too like the look of the perches.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#4 posted 02-08-2009 08:55 PM

I really enjoyed your birdhouses. They are all pretty cool. FYI keep the perches on in the winter and just take it off in the spring and summer.

-- KW Kingsville, Mo.

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#5 posted 02-09-2009 12:42 AM

Lovely bird house Berta … especially like this one; has a very inviting and cozy look to it. Like the use of the pine cones amd your little flower box under the copper “grated” window. Great job!!!

-- Adding to Hubby's "Honey Do List" :-)

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#6 posted 02-09-2009 07:21 PM

Berta, I too have a fascination with birdhouses. I’ve built a few and learn a lot by watching the residents each season. Lots of happy/frustrated house wrens over the years. What species are you seeing using these? Very fun designs. I too have used perches and haven’t seen much abuse by the bully birds. It gives it human appeal. Do you finish these or keep them raw wood?

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#7 posted 02-12-2009 06:45 PM

I keep them raw wood unless I decide to paint. Then ONLY the outside. I have a chart for sizing the houses. I use it to decide where and how large to drill.

-- Berta in NC

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