Hannah's Birdhouse

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Project by Napaman posted 08-30-2007 05:51 AM 1892 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as scrapwood/leftover project and turned into a great little porject to work on with my daughter Hannah who is 4 years old…

I used all recycled wood that my father in law gave me…the roof tiles are old paneling…the wood is ( i think from old drawers). I started out just wanting to use a new set of finishing nail guns I bought…and then it sat forever…

I still want to go back and add some painted stencilng to dress it up a bit…notice the NEW redwood gate is was sitting on for the photo…i still need to place it on a post to cat proof it…

I made one BIG blunder when I made the walls first…and had to add a triangle for the roof line…so the front is in two seperate pieces…but it looks ok with the paint…PINK…hannah’s choice of course…

Oscorner…the extra photo—-the PAINTED PICNIC table is for you…

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#1 posted 08-30-2007 06:16 AM

Cool! I bet she will be proud of it for quite awhile.

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#2 posted 08-30-2007 10:03 AM

Very nice!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 08-30-2007 01:14 PM

Hannah did a wonderful job!! She must be so proud of it.

Well done Dad.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 08-30-2007 02:18 PM

It will be a great memory for her. I still remember all the times my grandfather brought me into his shop when he was working. I think the birds will enjoy a new pink house. Try to post a pic when they move in :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#5 posted 08-30-2007 03:49 PM

Great job, Hannah!

Just out of curiosity, what technique did you use to shape the roof tiles?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 08-30-2007 04:01 PM

Your daughter is very cute, and the bird house is great.

I bet that female birds will move into the house (pink).

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 02-02-2008 06:42 PM

Very cool project. Way to involve the youngins.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#8 posted 06-14-2008 03:31 AM

What a great way to spend quality time with your daughter. She will have a lifetime of fond memories.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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