Scrappy birdhouses

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 12-01-2010 12:39 AM 1807 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I save a lot of my scrap wood, cutoffs and leftovers until fall and then turn a bunch of birdhouses for gifts and charity sales. These are a sample of the different styles that I turned yesterday. I purchase the little birds at Hobby Lobby and use red beads to decorate the birdhouse tops. I drill a small hole in the top, insert a round toothpick and glue a bead on – when it is dry I turn it down to the contour of the top. The hook is a cutoff double barbed fish hook. A great way to utilize all the small scrap wood pieces. These were all turned from pieces as small as 2×2x4. Finials were all turned from pen blank cutoffs.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 12-01-2010 01:05 AM

They are all adorable! Each one has it’s own unique character from the TLC you put into them. They are so much nicer than those plastic molded ornaments sold at the junque stores. I would not call them “scrappy birdhouses” but rather birdhouses de scrapp’e

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 12-01-2010 01:44 AM

Joe: Those are some great items. Nice design

-- 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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#3 posted 12-01-2010 02:13 AM

Those look great!

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#4 posted 12-01-2010 03:12 AM

Great look’in bird houses! Fun to make huh…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-01-2010 08:00 AM

Great group of bird houses.

Thanks for the GIFT…...Oh, you didn’t mean Scrappy’s????

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 12-01-2010 03:51 PM

Neat little birdhouses!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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