Lady Bug House

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Project by Andre posted 06-11-2015 07:52 PM 872 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 4 year old Granddaughter ask me to build her a Lady Bug House, she is fascinated with them bugs. Asked her what kind of wood I should use, and she reply’s Hard Wood Granpa! Made of Alberta Birch with a West Coast Cedar roof Of course the 2 year old Granddaughter hears this and says “me too”, I want Butterfly house! No wood demands so she got all Cedar.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#1 posted 06-11-2015 08:20 PM

Very nice. I’m sure she loves them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-11-2015 08:20 PM

Nice looking.

What specific feature(s) attracts the Lady Bugs or Butterflies?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 06-11-2015 09:06 PM

The Ladybug house came from an actual plan but the Butterfly house was to keep a 2 year old happy LOL!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 06-12-2015 12:24 AM

Nice Andre
Glad to see you finished them since our visit .
How are those cedar planters coming any progress ?
Keep them little ones happy and they will get interested in wood working and you may get some much needed helpers knocking at your shop door .
Here is my butterfly’s that I told you about

-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 06-12-2015 02:23 AM

Planters are coming along, cut the tails today, had to send Lori in to Lee Valley to pick up some new coping saw blades, They are tight but some big gaps! Who ever said bigger is better never cut D.T. in 2 in. Cedar. Time to practice my gap filling skills. If I don’t post the planter you will know why.
Those are some pretty Butterflies, made from magazines you say? One of them talents I will never master!You get any rain there, about 1.5 in. here.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 06-12-2015 03:00 AM

Nice looking houses. It leaves me wondering what critter the next house will be for.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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