Necktie Birdhouses

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Project by Skylark53 posted 01-16-2010 06:46 AM 1940 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These birdhouses were built on a “lark”, having noticed other bird abodes with out of the ordinary themes. Actually I built the first one for a “wren” of mine, I mean a friend of mine who I do a good bit of singing with and who is noted for his fancy ties. These ties are made with scraps of 1/4” & 5/8” plywood I salvage from work. They are built to accomodate wrens, finches, maybe a blue bird with identity issues. I have three rules when making these. One is they have to be actual necktie size; two, they must be adorned with a pattern that may well be used on an actual necktie and third, the access hole is incorporated into the pattern. I have made dozens of them and mostly given them away to professionals who once wore ties but now choose to dress down. I’ve gotten several reports of occupied ties, which is gratifying. I hope they make you smile.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#1 posted 01-16-2010 07:10 AM

Hey I like these. I bet they would sell quick. thanks for the post ….Favorited!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 11:42 AM

These are really a neat idea. They look great! Does the top lift off to clean them out? Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 12:05 PM

Cool ties.

-- Jim

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 01:28 PM

Fantastic idea. Love the patterns.

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#5 posted 01-16-2010 01:29 PM

great blog and fantastic creations.
Definitely on my list for this spring!!
I really enjoyed “finding” the holes that are TIED into the design :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 01-16-2010 03:43 PM

Thanks for reminding me of the clean-out. That is actually my favorite part of the design. I will get a picture posted showing that. I mention in my profile that I have a retail store. The picture you see is of the houses hanging behind my desk; I change them out as they move out. I do have many, many comments regarding them and finally just a week or so a go put up a price tag. I’ve had a few folks pay for one, but I’ve used most of them as gifts. I enjoy coming up with new patterns. I reckon my favorite are the tenor and bass clefts as I am into music and I’ve actually seen folks wear ties with such prints. Deb, yes, that’s a rule-the holes have to be a part of the design, or as you more accurately phrased it “tied”. LOL. Thank you all.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 01-16-2010 04:29 PM

Cool cribs for coo-coos.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 01-16-2010 06:36 PM

Glad to see you tied on on.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 01-17-2010 09:24 AM

Knot a bad project either.

-- Jim

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#10 posted 01-17-2010 01:29 PM

I was drawn to the Treble Clef – very cool.
My daughter is a music teacher, my brother is part of a Bluegrass band .. and I think one of these would be great as a gift for each of them.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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