|Project by TopamaxSurvivor||posted 04-30-2010 04:44 AM||1813 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
I set these birdhouse kits up for the grandkids, but dad had time to get them up when they weren’t home so he put them together. Oh, well, maybe next time. He wanted to get them up before it got too late. There have been too many family gatherings and activities for me to get the kids to put them together in the last month. They picked them up on their way by one afternoon.
There is a red acrylic window in the back to see what is happening with the bird family. I got that idea here on LJ. Not sure exactly who started it. They have long backboards to be hung in front of a window. The top is removable for clean out. The back board has a dado to catch the top instead of a hinge. I hate hinges. There is usually a better way. The top has nails to engage the sides to secure the top.
The size is determined by the size of scrap 8” cedar fencing boards without having to make any rips ;-)
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence