Church Birdhouse

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Project by Randy Sharp posted 10-20-2010 06:29 PM 4322 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was for a co-worker hosting a reception for a soon-to-be married couple at his home. The church greeted the couple as they walked to his front door.

The construction is from a single 1×12x8 pine board. For the windows, I incorporated stain glass from a hobby store. The “couple” is a standard cake topper from Walmart.

The church birdhouse is functional, with a removable roof for access to cleaning out old nests. The total hours for this project, minus painting, is approximately six hours.

Thanks for looking.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#1 posted 10-20-2010 07:00 PM

Very nice. This would also make a great looking mailbox design.

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 07:02 PM

What a great permanent accessory for a rustic wedding! Bet Shrub will like this one!

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 07:04 PM

I think that is a great idea and you did a good job on it.

-- 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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#4 posted 10-20-2010 11:45 PM

Nice looking bird house. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 02:55 AM

I’ve done several similar to yours, but I don’t think any were quite this nice. Really fine!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 10-21-2010 03:41 AM

Very nice rendition of a typical country church. I look at it and cannot help but thinking of the old hymn Church In The Wildwood.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#7 posted 10-22-2010 05:40 PM

I like this. Might have to make one for my own wedding

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 05:53 PM

Oh wow what a surprise when the thread opened and I saw that for the first time. It’s an eye catcher! Nice work Randy.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#9 posted 10-22-2010 06:13 PM

Nice work Randy a classic design and super build

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#10 posted 10-22-2010 06:19 PM

I really like that Birdhouse!!!

great job!

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#11 posted 10-22-2010 06:22 PM

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