birdhouse on an old wheelbarrow

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Project by crooked posted 03-12-2017 01:00 PM 889 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build a crooked birdhouse for Louisville Stoneware ( one of the oldest family owned in the nation since the 1800’s). The owner liked to collect old wheelbarrows and gave me this one to use as a base for the birdhouse. It was to go in their showroom as a display. He also gave me several pieces of stoneware to incorporate into the piece along with thousands of hand crafted ceramic shingles. I decided to go for an old European mill look and was delighted with the results! It now rests at Louisville Stoneware in Louisville KY. I had a lot of fun with this project!

-- al, colorado,

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#1 posted 03-12-2017 02:03 PM

WAY CUTE bird houses!!!
And thanks for the extra pictures or we would have missed all the cool details you added in.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 03-12-2017 05:19 PM

Looks great.

I was having trouble understanding “bird house” before I read the description.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#4 posted 03-12-2017 06:20 PM

Great details, looks like something from a Disney movie. Glad this is for display and not a functioning birdhouse – my first thought was any bird who lives there will a buffet for cats. Thanks for sharing

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 03-12-2017 06:51 PM

This is a really nice whimsical birdhouse and you have done a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 03-13-2017 12:50 AM

That is totally amazing, love it.
Congratulations on a fantastic job.
Thank you for sharing with us.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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