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Extreme Birdhouse # 29

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Project by john posted 2569 days ago 4627 views 2 times favorited 57 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone
Here is my latest extreme birdhouse.
This is made from 70 yr old reclaimed barn wood and stands 6 ft tall.
It has 10 decks , 6 dormers and 76 rooms.
The towers and insides are all removable for easy cleaning. The insides are all made from reclaimed plywood from shipping crates and the steel was leftover from a barn .
This birdhouse will be mounted on a single post 8-9 ft in the air.
All of my birdhouses are made from reclaimed barn wood .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866





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Diane

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#1 posted 2569 days ago

Wow, each one looks so different and each time they are just beautiful.

Diane

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pat sherman

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#2 posted 2569 days ago

wow john, that is darn nice. you do a hell of a job on those. wow is an understatement

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

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#3 posted 2569 days ago

Amazing John. I would love to see one being lived in.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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john

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#4 posted 2569 days ago

Thank you Diane , pat and Wayne

I have a lot of birds living in all my birdhouses in the yard.
They don,t waste time moving in .lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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snowdog

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#5 posted 2569 days ago

We just started feeding the birds on the back yard. I may have to think about creating a new home for all the little flying winged things :) How long did it take you from start to finish on this project?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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john

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#6 posted 2569 days ago

Hi snowdog
This house took me 2 weeks from start to finish.
I started by scraping off the wood and pulling the old nails then i ran all the wood through the planer.
I filled 15 garbage bags just with the wood shavings and sawdust. It took about 5 hrs to cut all the wood into logs .
Each stick goes through the tablesaw 3 times to give it the log look.
I also cut all the windows and doors at the same time.
I then draw a layout on a piece of plywood marking all the rooms for each floor then i let the sticks fly. Things go pretty quick because i always follow the same steps for each house.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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darryl

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#7 posted 2569 days ago

that’s an impressive looking house John. Nice work.

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john

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Martin Sojka

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#9 posted 2569 days ago

So this is officially our first entry in the Garden Project category. Thanks John and good luck!

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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john

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#10 posted 2569 days ago

Thanks Martin
I thought i better get the ball rolling. lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Don

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#11 posted 2569 days ago

Quote WayneC: ”I would love to see one being lived in.”

Heck, Wayne, I’d love to live in one! LOL

As always, John, nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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john

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#12 posted 2569 days ago

Thanks again Don for the nice words.
i,m ashamed to show anyone the wreck i live in. lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Bob Babcock

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#13 posted 2569 days ago

Great stuff as usual John.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Napaman

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#14 posted 2569 days ago

amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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john

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#15 posted 2569 days ago

Thank you Bob and Matt

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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