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This birdhouse is made completely from scraps. The wood (not sure what type) came from an old pallet. The roof is from lumber strapping. The wire is stripped 12 gauge Romex.
-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia
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#1 posted 03-08-2010 06:21 AM
I am stealing the copper stiching idea, it looks great. Amazing creativity.
-- Every cloud has a silver lining
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#2 posted 03-08-2010 06:57 AM
Very nice craftsmanship and use of reclaimed wood. Really like it.
-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."
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#3 posted 03-08-2010 07:06 AM
Great bird house. I like how it is all reclaimed materials. Nice design and build. The stitching is unique.
Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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#4 posted 03-08-2010 07:07 AM
Nice bird house, Looks really nice.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
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#5 posted 03-08-2010 01:36 PM
Now that is just TOO COOL! We have dozens of bird houses around our property and each is different. Hope you won’t mind if I use your idea for an addition to our housing.Doug
-- A childs smile is payment enough.
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#6 posted 03-08-2010 01:37 PM
Cool looking birdie house.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#7 posted 03-08-2010 02:19 PM
I love the stitching idea. I hope you don’t mind if I use it.
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#8 posted 03-08-2010 03:08 PM
great idea the stiching is. not to mention the roof using the straps. Just starting to bird so thanks for the idea. Hope you don’t ;mind me telling me wifey it was my idea. Naaa I wouldn’t do that give credit where credit is due. Nice looking bird house shrub.
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#9 posted 03-08-2010 04:07 PM
Ditto on “borrowing” the stiching idea. Great looking house for some lucky bird. I love that you made the whole thing from scrap.
-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo
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#10 posted 03-08-2010 05:17 PM
Hi Shrub, I’ve always admired all your projects, mainly for the recycling aspect but also for the workmanship and creativity.
I have one question about your design; are you attempting to attract one particular type of bird? I think most of your houses have the thick ring around the entry hole. Is that a signature design for you or is it called for by the species you are attempting to attract?
Thanks and well done.
-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX
#11 posted 03-08-2010 06:25 PM
Thank you for all the positive comments. In my opinion, there is no bigger compliment than somebody “borrowing” an idea of mine. I have an overloaded 4×6 foot bulletin board in my shop for “borrowed” ideas. I just need to break my birdhouse habit first. Anybody know of a birdhouse 12 step program that works?
RobS – I’m not really attempting to attract a particular type of bird with the ring. I added a thick ring one time to slow down a particular tree rat (squirrel) that was chewing up the front of all my houses. The rings are easy to replace. Maybe it is now part signature and part fortification.
BTW – I borrowed the stitching idea from the laces on a pair of my yard boots.
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#12 posted 03-08-2010 07:15 PM
another great one
-- Paul , Calfornia
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#13 posted 03-08-2010 10:36 PM
dang I thought it was a new washingmashine you had come up withit seams to me I have to buy instead of building one :-(
#14 posted 03-08-2010 11:16 PM
Shrub maybe to get out of your bird house niche if it doesn’t get you in too much trouble with the wife you should move up to Cat Houses. ...tap, tap… is this thing on? Sorry I couldn’t help myself.
#15 posted 03-08-2010 11:21 PM
From birdhouses to Cat Houses to the doghouse…...
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