Extreme Birdhouse # 58- 69 ( Stocking Stuffers )

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Project by john posted 11-05-2009 09:15 PM 2643 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas is coming shortly so i decided to pop off a dozen stocking stuffers for the holiday . These houses are all made from 90 – 100 year old reclaimed barn wood .They are all 22” square and each have 6 rooms . It took me a week to build them all . I had to build the saw benches too , i,m running out of them fast :)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#1 posted 11-05-2009 09:24 PM

looks like you are building a bird-suburb…;-)
great idea… with the cold season here already, the birdies are gonna appreciate these new homes!

-- jk

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#2 posted 11-05-2009 09:27 PM

Your family/friends must have big feet!

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 11-05-2009 09:27 PM

That looks like a good weeks work John. I wish I was a productive. They are still to your usual high quality standard. I like those colorful roofs too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-05-2009 09:42 PM

Wow, we all wish we were on your Christmas gift list now. They are beautiful as always, and done in a week!

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#5 posted 11-05-2009 10:13 PM

JJ, that is what I was thinking, awfully big socks!! Nice work John.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 11:07 PM

Thanks everyone .The birds will all have homes this winter .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#7 posted 11-05-2009 11:11 PM

Nice John
That one way over in the corner ? Do I see a tag with my name on it ? LOL
great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 11-05-2009 11:15 PM

Those are neat little dwellings. Any bird would be proud to take refuge there. Bravo Zulu

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#9 posted 11-06-2009 12:27 AM

These are great!!! Lucky friends, and birds.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 11-06-2009 12:53 AM

just one week???
((bowing in your presence))

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 11-06-2009 01:30 AM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments !
They go together pretty fast when i do them in stages . I build all the shells first ,then the insides . After that i cut all the steel , grind off the rough edges and then paint it. While the paint is drying i build the bases .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#12 posted 11-06-2009 01:36 AM

Bertha, Bertha Butt, one of the Butt sisters! Thats whos stocking your filling! Hey John, when can I expect to get my Christmas present? LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#13 posted 11-06-2009 01:50 AM

What kind of birds is these built for?

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#14 posted 11-06-2009 02:16 AM

Thanks Dan and Diane !
These houses are mostly for sparrows but if you drilled the holes a little bigger they could be used for purple martins or bluebirds .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#15 posted 11-06-2009 02:50 AM

Thanks. I knew the hole was small so I knew it had to be a small bird.

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