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Project by Shrub posted 1361 days ago 1563 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The front is end grain dogwood cut and glued from a dead tree out of my backyard. Sides, back and bottom are made out of poplar I bought at a local lumber mill. I cut the waves with a 50 grit sandpaper disk mounted on an angle grinder. The roof is made from a old metal shelf that I cut, folded and sanded down.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 1360 days ago

Good looking bird house. Almost too pretty to use. Very nicely done.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Jesse

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#2 posted 1360 days ago

I like it!

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 1360 days ago

A Great bird box.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 1360 days ago

Pretty lucky birds

-- Ralph New Hampshire, www.realcomtel.com

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Jeff

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#5 posted 1360 days ago

The texture really adds something extra to it. I like how the opening is not perfectly round, a little more natural looking.

-- Jeff

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mtkate

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#6 posted 1360 days ago

Really cool effect.

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Sodabowski

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#7 posted 1360 days ago

The utmost in irony would be to build these out of catwood.

If such a wood exists, that is :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#8 posted 1359 days ago

Shrub, I really like the look of your birdhouses. My wife subscribes to a mag called birds and bloom and in this publication they warn against using metal for roofing, as in the summer it will heat up the interior just like when the windows on a car are closed.
That being said I have a project that I have to bend some sheet metal, any tips on how you bent yours? Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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MichaelA

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#9 posted 1357 days ago

Shrub nice looking bird house.I like your design.Great!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Shrub

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#10 posted 1357 days ago

Thanks for all the comments.

Pat – I use a pair of pneumatic shears to cut the metal down and I have a 24” metal break to fold everything. A dead blow hammer comes in handy for final tweaking.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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Belg1960

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#11 posted 1352 days ago

Shrub, I have all but the metal break but do have a friend that does siding so I’ll bend it on his. Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Shrub

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#12 posted 1352 days ago

Friends with tools are the best friends to have. My break is an inexpensive one. I thinks I got it from Harbor Freight tools for about $50.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#13 posted 1340 days ago

Nice bird house. If it’s like our neighborhood the squirrels will move right in without a tin liner on the inside of the hole. As for the tin roof I just vent it at the back under the top and the breeze can flow right through.

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