Extreme Birdhouse # 71

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Project by john posted 1704 days ago 2306 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone !
Last week i had a couple stop by and they wanted me to copy their parents house for a Christmas gift to give them as a surprise.
Here it is !!
It is 32” x 42” x 35” tall and made from 100 year old reclaimed barn wood .
It has 17 rooms and the insides are all removable for easy cleaning .

I also got a call yesterday and my next birdhouse article will be in Feb 2010 edition of magazine .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#1 posted 1704 days ago

Another winner John very cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1704 days ago

Wow ! Very nice .

-- In His service ,Richard

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#3 posted 1704 days ago

Love it.

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#4 posted 1704 days ago

Fantastic job as usual

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#5 posted 1704 days ago

You never seize to amaze me John…........ Well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 1704 days ago

WOW! Beautiful birdhouse. It makes me want to be a bird.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 1704 days ago

Outstanding bird house.
Where did you get the metal roofing made to scale….I assume it is to scale?
With a little modification you could sell those as “doll” houses too.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 1704 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments !!

Les , The steel is called barn master steel . It is mainly used on the exterior walls of a post barn .
It seems to work well for birdhouses too :) It cost about $ 3.00 a ft here x 34” wide. Then i use a skill saw with a metal blade .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#9 posted 1704 days ago

Beautiful! If I were a bird I would move to Ontario just so I could live in one of you birdhouses.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 1704 days ago

Great job John. keep up The Great work Chuck. the wisconsin wood chuck .com

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#11 posted 1704 days ago

1. beautiful birdhouse – I really like it
2. you only had a week’s notice to design and build this? I’m impressed!!
3. Congrats on your next article. .

sigh.. and we knew him “when” :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 1704 days ago

Its no wonder why the birds don’t live in the houses down here…......too many upscale houses up north, why waste the time and energy to fly south!!!!

Another great job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#13 posted 1704 days ago

Super nice house. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#14 posted 1704 days ago

Move over birds, I’m moving in.

gee, you keep building those things you might even get good at it… ha… :)

Oh, I suspect it has an unattached garage?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#15 posted 1704 days ago

I like this design…..I bet it looks exactly like the real house..


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