|Project by kolwdwrkr||posted 03-16-2009 07:13 PM||1563 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
This is a pine birdhouse I made a few weeks back. It was a little chili this morning so there was dew on it. The seeds tend to stick to the dew. I have to say the birds are sloppy little fellers. I wanted to wait to take pics until it was in use. It took 3 days before the birds started using it after I put it up there. I didn’t have any material for a post so I stuck it up on my old gazebo bars. The roof blew off of it and into the neighbors yard in ‘07 ripping the canvas top. So there it sits with no roof or walls. I’m to lazy to take it down. The birdhouse is just setting up there for now. The first good gust of wind from the santa anas will bring her down so I will probably screw it to the oak bars it’s sitting on. I’m practicing taking pictures with my girlfriends canon A590IS. These aren’t to bad but not good enough. I had a hard time getting close enough and actually had to stand still for about 30 minutes. Zooming past 4x starts to blur. The close up of the birds was 13x though. I like the pic where the bird is flying. I wish it was more clear. All in all I’m glad I built this little house. Seeing the birds enjoying it brings me joy. Now they need to go inside it. Haven’t seen that yet. The perch goes all the way through so they can sit on it inside too. The pegs on the side remove so the house can be removed from the base to clean the inside. The walls are put together with 1 large dovetail on each corner and 1 1/2” 18 guage brads. This project was a quick build, not one I was making perfect. I am worried about how long the finish will last. I used waterbased stains and then Varathanes outdoor finish. As always all criticism is welcome positive or negative.
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