Strapped 2 Birdhouse

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Project by Shrub posted 09-17-2009 05:19 AM 2287 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet another recycled pallet wood birdhouse. The roof was cut from heavy rusted straps found beside the railroad tracks on my way to work. The straps had been wrapped around cross ties they had replaced. I drilled holes through the back corners of the birdhouse and plugged with dowels. Added a ring I cut to the front then finished it off with a wiped on poly finish for protection. Copper side pins I made pull out to allow the front to open for easy cleaning.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#1 posted 09-17-2009 05:21 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 09-17-2009 11:54 AM

Great use of materials!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 12:01 PM

Really nice. That roof will look even better when it gets an even rust covering on it. This has to be a pretty unique birdhouse. Congratulations on the original design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 03:23 PM

LOVE THE ROOF…. copying that idea!! (Well, sharing it with Rick so he can copy it!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 09-23-2009 03:51 PM

Thanks for the comments.

MsD – Make sure Rick gets a tetanus shot before he starts. ;)

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 11:01 PM

good point!
Maybe he WON”T copy this idea :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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