|Project by Roz||posted 12-22-2009 06:46 PM||1945 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
I had a request for a couple of these Coke crate wagons while I finished the Martin Mansion for Christmas. The Martin House is from an old plan I found and kept for years until I had a chance to build it. I used pressure treated 1/2 inch plywood for the construction and it caused many problems curling and moving after cutting. The interior compartment I made of luan to save on weight given a light coat of paint to seal it. Dowels make the columns. I put so much time into it I decided to give it a metal roof to make it last longer. I used aluminum flashing for this and attached it with staples.
I referenced the Martin Society website for specifics on whole size etc and discovered the plan had some flaws, which I had already included in my project. To correct this I added the wooden step up in the porches to make it easy for the birds to get in and out. The pole is like one I have posted before breaking over to allow cleaning from the ground. I have never put such a large house on one. I hope it works out. The Birdhouse will attach to the pole by a mounting plate and brackets. I fashioned the brackets to resemble Martins in flight.
Whew! I’m finished. Thanks for looking.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."