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Project by rooster posted 1680 days ago 1311 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a plan from Wood magazine. I built a couple of these last year and gave one to my sister. She liked it so much that she asked me to build another to give to her father-in-law for Christmas. It is made from all cedar except for the redwood shingles. It is finished with tung oil.

I used copper tacks and glue to hold it together. I’m assuming the copper will cause the tannin to stain the wood and give it an aged look in no time.





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jcontract

83 posts in 1689 days


#1 posted 1680 days ago

I like it! Looks great. Simple but not plain looking either. I would love to build one (or two) as well. Can you open it to clean it out? And can you share the plans? Or at least a link where to find it, or the issue of Wood Magazine?

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Monty Queen

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#2 posted 1679 days ago

Wow: I love the look, it has a German cottage look to it. Awesome job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 1679 days ago

Very nice looking bird house! Do you plan to hang any outdoors, or do they stay inside?

-- Dean

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BlankMan

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#4 posted 1679 days ago

Very very nice. I picked up some cedar to make a few birdhouses too but as of yet it’s still sitting on my lumber rack. Maybe this winter.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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dustygirl

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#5 posted 1679 days ago

Nice job on the birdhouse.Is it an ornament or one to hang outside for the birds?

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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rooster

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#6 posted 1678 days ago

Definitely for outside use. Just attach a pipe flange and pipe.

Jcontract- I’ll have to dig around and find out which issue that is. I’ll get back to you on that.

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