|Project by Maveric777||posted 02-28-2010 08:29 PM||1878 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
Finally finished the bat house I built for my oldest daughters high school club. Yea!!!!
They are a group that does things for the environment and community trying to help out. They are having a big conference next week and they wanted a bat house as their main project to display at their booth. All I was given was a basic design and the name Razor-Bats (She goes to Arkansas High and their mascot is the Razorbacks just like the university)...
I did a ton of research, asked a few question here on Lumber Jocks, and came up with this. The box was made from 1×4 cedar planks I got from the big box store with one side not plained. I left it like that to make it easier for the bats to climb around in it. The top is pined, and has cedar shingles (which are glued and nailed down).
There are 3 separate chambers inside spaced and inch apart. I lined the quarter inch plywood inserts with rabbit wire to give the bats something to grab hold of. The inserts are also removable for cleaning later down the line.
I created the Razorbat logo and text on GIMP (similar to photoshop)... Then transferred… Then burned in. I think the longest part was definitely the burning. My first attempt at it and I will be honest. I was about tired of it at the end…lol
I finished it up with a cedar stand so it can sit on a table at the convention. I think it gives it a nice little presentation (so I hope…lol)
There will be folks from all over Arkansas going to this convention. I sure hope I make the school proud…. (even though I’m not a fan of Arkansas…lol)
Thanks for checking it out…..
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.