Kaler's Easter Wren House

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Project by jbschutz posted 03-26-2016 12:38 AM 1135 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Grandson, Kaler, was visiting Grampa and Grandma for a few days, so we had to do a woodworking project. I suggested a birdhouse, and he thought perhaps and eagle or crow house would be perfect. After a little persuasion, we settled on a wren house….maybe a chickadee house…..smaller bird anyway.
Kaler helped with the design after looking at some examples on line and checking out my supply of suitable outdoor wood. We finally settled on this design, made of red cedar with a copper roof. The overall dimension are about nine inches tall and 5 inches wide. The hole is 7/8 inch…..appropriate for a wren. He decorated the exterior with paintings of birds, bugs, and a smiley heart.
Good fun with my best buddy…...

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 03-26-2016 01:16 AM

Some of the best and rewarding “shop” time you will ever spend. I bet he will always remember the time he and his Grandpa built that little birdhouse together. Well done, good looking young man there too. Great memories, so happy for you.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 03-26-2016 01:37 AM

How fun…great project and priceless memory!

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 02:49 AM

about as cool as it gets grandpa,you tell kaler that all the lumber jocks are very proud of what a young woodworker as he made something so special,and we all cant wait too watch him grow with his skills grow.i cant wait too be in the shop with my future grandson,or grand daughter,and help them make their first are a lucky man my friend,enjoy every minute.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 03-26-2016 04:56 AM

John, Grandpa projects are the best. I especially like Kaler’s decorations.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 03-26-2016 06:05 AM

That is awesome. Great job to both of yall

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 03-26-2016 12:43 PM

I am glad to see you and your Grandson spending time together in the shop John .
Nice to see Kayler taking an interest in wood working and not be stuck on the computer all day .
I can not think of a better way to spend time with Grandkids other then fishing maybe .

Happy Easter Klaus

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 03-26-2016 02:31 PM

Hey John, best project ever !

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 03-26-2016 11:41 PM

That is one fine looking residence. I envy you my friend. I plan to bring a young lad into my shop to give him some positive experiences (at least I hope they’re positive), but having your own grandchild in there would be the best of all.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works anyway.

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#9 posted 03-27-2016 12:59 AM

Birdhouse turned out great—time in the shop with grandson even better!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 03-27-2016 01:00 AM

That’s some good moments right there

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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