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Project by Shrub posted 06-16-2009 08:14 PM 1972 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Poplar birdhouse with a through dovetail back. The roof is made from cut up antique framing squares and the entry hole came from an old walnut office desk piece. Finished with satin clear Helmsmen Spar Urethane.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia





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johnpoole

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#1 posted 06-16-2009 08:26 PM

way to fancy for SC birds.. must be high class birds in Dalton, i guess you added wall to wall carpet?

great looking project..

-- it's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime i want

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BTKS

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#2 posted 06-16-2009 08:39 PM

Were the squares out of square? That too can be fixed. I love old tools, just kinda knocked the wind out of me when I realized the squares were now shingles instead of squares of shingles. Ok, bad pun, as are most puns. Guess they gotta be used for something. Good looking project and tight dovetails.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Shrub

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#3 posted 06-16-2009 08:42 PM

Waiting on carpet installation until the owners move in. They might want to pick out the color. I prefer hardwood!

Thanks for the comment.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#4 posted 06-16-2009 08:42 PM

looks great…a little worried about the substandard roofing materials used in this birdhouse…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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RobS

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#5 posted 06-16-2009 08:45 PM

Don’t worry Matt and BTKS, I’m sure this one will “measure up” to a great home for some lucky tennants…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Shrub

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#6 posted 06-16-2009 08:51 PM

BTKS – I appreciate your old tool comment. Squareness was the lease of my problem. I salvaged what I could. The rest did not measure up.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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Shrub

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#7 posted 06-16-2009 08:53 PM

RobS – Great minds think alike.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#8 posted 06-16-2009 09:40 PM

cool bird houses they really measure up.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BTKS

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#9 posted 06-17-2009 04:40 AM

Shrub, I withdrawal any earlier concerns. Looking at your other posted projects this fits into the theme and a great application of the reuse part of reduce, reuse, recycle. I like the theme of your birdhouses. It really shows some creativity. NO criticism was intended. Later, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Shrub

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#10 posted 06-17-2009 05:17 AM

BTKS – None taken. Thanks for the comments.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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