bird feeder..A.K.A. CARDINALS ROOST

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Project by grizzman posted 04-28-2010 03:45 AM 2272 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have a rather large bird feeder in my back yard, and enjoy it so much, we have many colorful birds that come every day , so i thought i would make one for the front yard. This bird feeder is what i call quite fancy..the wooden walls are made of oak, the floor is red cedar with a boarder of spalted oak, and the outside decking is walnut..yes i know…sorta fancy for a bird feeder..but i wanted it this way.The way i constructed this was to but and run, each little wall timber is glued and nailed, the timbers for the roof system are each notched to fit on top of each wall, and the roof boards are 1/4 inch oak with marine varnish to seal it all. Its final resting place is on top of a red cedar pole, and the log i used had a limb in the right place so i placed a walnut slab on top for a small shelf..and finished the pole with marine varnish…its been named the CARDINALS ROOST…...and i hope to continue to feed our feathered friends, i would also like to mention that i was inspired to this project from Monty..also known as Q MONEY.. he won a contest for his bird house..and it inspired me to want to do this..thanks for looking. grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 04-28-2010 03:50 AM

Hey Grizz very cool bird feeder . It looks like a vacation home or ski lodge for birds. Super Job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 03:51 AM

Beautiful Grizz, you do such nice work!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 04:05 AM

this is just how abe got started !
and look what he did ,
got his picture on the penny !

you are surely destined for great things.

grizz , truly a luxury bird house ,

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 04:12 AM

I’d love to pay you a sincere compliment, here, Grizz, but … truth be told … I think this particular project … is … for the birds ;-)

Beautiful stuff … same as it ever was :-)

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 04:15 AM

Holy Grizz that looks really nice !! The rafters even have a birds mouth . It even has that extreme look too :-) Great job !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 04:35 AM

It’s a dandy for sure!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 04:41 AM

Did you use a framing square to lay out those rafters Grizz? Looks like about 1:1 pitch. Good job. You may be known as The Birdman of LJs :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 04:59 AM

Grizz: A great looking restaurant. I hope that the menu is such that all kinds of birds and nationalities and colors are able to come and go without any problems.

People just don’t realize how much the freedom of movement is one of the things that our country has been knows to promote. The freedom to be able to share a meal with others different from them are such a part of our history.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 04-28-2010 05:01 AM

Grizz, Someone said you were going to the birds, I didn’t believe them, by golly you are! Good job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 04-28-2010 05:08 AM

That’s cool Grizzman!

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#11 posted 04-28-2010 05:16 AM

real nice bird feeder Grizz.

-- wchips

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#12 posted 04-28-2010 05:20 AM

Looks like a great stopover place for birds to Twitter and Tweet. Does it have WiFi?
Like it.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 04-28-2010 05:31 AM

I can’t believe you put rafters on this. That is so cute! Let us know if you get birds this year. I’ve read it takes a year to get birds to nest in a new birdhouse. I get wasps in mine.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 04-28-2010 06:41 AM

job well done Grizz. thanks for sharing with us. One question what is the nightly rate lol…..

-- Duane, Ohio

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#15 posted 04-28-2010 06:47 AM

Grizz: Awesome job, it looks fantastic. I hope you don’t have the problem i have. I got a bird feeder and i have to fill it up almost everyday because the squirels eat all the seed. Thanks for posting.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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