Extreme Birdhouse # 71

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Project by john posted 12-19-2009 06:36 PM 2517 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 12-19-2009 07:04 PM

Another winner John very cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 07:09 PM

Wow ! Very nice .

-- In His service ,Richard

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 07:12 PM

Love it.

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#4 posted 12-19-2009 08:02 PM

Fantastic job as usual

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#5 posted 12-19-2009 08:32 PM

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

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 08:32 PM

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

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 12-19-2009 08:38 PM

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 12-19-2009 09:34 PM

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 12-19-2009 09:53 PM

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 12-19-2009 10:13 PM

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

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#11 posted 12-19-2009 10:28 PM

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 12-19-2009 10:35 PM

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 12-20-2009 12:37 AM

Super nice house. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#14 posted 12-20-2009 12:38 AM

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 12-20-2009 04:00 AM

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


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