Extreme Birdhouse # 70

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Project by john posted 11-03-2009 08:33 PM 7279 views 2 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone , This is my latest Extreme Birdhouse .This bird mansion is made from 90 year old reclaimed barn wood ( hemlock )
It is 6 ft wide 45” high ,54” deep and has 30 rooms . The house weighs about 400 lbs . It has a screen in porch , gas fireplace and 2 bay windows . The base is made from 2 1/4” thick hemlock . It will be mounted 8 ft in the air on a single post . This one took me about a month to build .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 08:35 PM

Does it come with a hot tub?

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 08:37 PM

Wow John.A truly unique piece as always.Great job.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 08:37 PM

You built that in a month? My lord when do you ever sleep? It would take me a month of Sundays, to complete something like that.

As always, extremely nice!

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 08:46 PM

The 2 car garage….....does each door have a seperate grage door opener or do they have to share one remote control?
This is way over the top…nicely done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 08:59 PM

John, this is another wonderful project. This is definately too up scale for the likes of Kentucky birds but I am sure it is destined for a deserving upscale bird neighborhood. :)

I love seeing these posts!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 09:07 PM

john what type of birds doser that atract

-- gagewestern

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 09:44 PM

Great job John.How do you think up these houses The

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 09:46 PM

WOW. I would have thought it would have taken more than a month. Nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 09:52 PM

Another WOWER for sure very cool

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 10:16 PM

Thanks everyone for all the great comments !! I still have 12 more smaller houses i am just finishing up now . Most of the home i do are for sparrows and purple martins .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#11 posted 11-03-2009 10:53 PM

wow that is awesome, whats the rent go for on a place like that?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#12 posted 11-03-2009 11:08 PM


WOW! Your work is always amazing!

I hope you are able to sell them for a reasonable amount, hopefully for a price that is more than 50% of the time you’ve invested in each work.

Obviously the new workshop is going OK? Have the townsfolk of Cranbrook gotten over your departure, yet? Ready for winter?

Tony Ward

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#13 posted 11-03-2009 11:14 PM

WOW….I wonder if they can get a mortgage for a property like that? I suppose that would have to be zoned for multi family? Does it have central air and forced air heating? I wonder if birds are having the financial crisis that we are? You could put a sign out front advertising as a foreclosure sale?

Sorry, couldn’t resist….

That is one spectacular project….great detail…and 400lbs….I’d say that takes bird houses to a new realm…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#14 posted 11-03-2009 11:20 PM

Yep the poor birds keep getting poorer and the rich birds keep getting richer. You know there are birds in India that don’t even have rice to eat. Nice Job!

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#15 posted 11-03-2009 11:31 PM

John, They keep getting bigger and better. Totally awesome. I sure hope your little feather friends appreciate their mansion. Love It!

-- John @

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