This bird house was inspired by Jim Jakosh.

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I’ve admired and saved several of the projects that Jim Jakosh posted using birch sections. I was inbetween projects and needed to do something. It was a fun little thing to build. I gave to my wife for a decoration in the house. I’m pretty sure she likes it by the grin on her face.

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#1 posted 05-04-2016 12:40 AM

Say, Bob, that’s a really nice bird house. Very nice indeed.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#2 posted 05-04-2016 12:40 AM

Nice work BBob! Looks creative and out of the house for bird houses ;-)

-- 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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#3 posted 05-04-2016 12:58 AM

Very nice birdhouse and a wonderful idea !

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#4 posted 05-04-2016 01:15 AM

That’s really cool, Bob!! Love that birch with the white bark!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 05-04-2016 01:24 AM

A very nice birdhouse…

Another project for the Birds! LOL


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 05-04-2016 02:34 AM

Now you just need to put some of those little candles inside it like from your other recent project :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#7 posted 05-04-2016 02:45 AM

Great job. I’m sure the birds will like it.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 05-04-2016 02:47 AM

I forgot to mention that the boards are just a couple of piece of left over cedar fencing. I used leftover redwood colored deck stain. I love doing simple projects on the cheap!

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#9 posted 05-04-2016 08:23 AM

Love it. Nice Birch tree base miss them from my childhood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 05-04-2016 11:47 AM

Very spiffy. Our feathered friends should like it real good.

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

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#11 posted 05-04-2016 01:16 PM

If I were a bird I’d be proud to live there. My dad makes them with other woods, but birch looks the best. Not much of that around here.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 05-04-2016 01:22 PM

Yes I remember the one Jim made, in my favorites somewhere, Thanks of the excelant build and the reminder.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 05-04-2016 01:42 PM

Hey Bob,

Stellar job on the bird house….I’ve seen a few houses made like that. I’m like Bill….Not hardly any Birch trees around here to build one…But it sure does look natural…I have a few houses up, and right now I have mountain bluebirds building nest in mine…..Keep up the good work, bud…...

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#14 posted 05-04-2016 02:01 PM

Nice little house .
Love the birch what did you use for the roof ? .

-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 05-04-2016 02:54 PM

Now that’s a bird house!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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