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Project by relic posted 01-12-2008 05:10 PM 2683 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little piece of real estate was made for the 2×4 challenge. The roof fell and broke so it lost about 3/4” off the diameter, thats why the roof looks a little goofy. body is 6” high by 7” dia. , entry hole is 1 1/2”, and over all it stands about 13” high. Everything is glued with tightbond 3. The base is fastened with 2 screws in through the sides, I think I would put them up through the bottom next time. It will get hug by a wire from the top.

-- Andy Stark





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rpmurphy509

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#1 posted 01-12-2008 05:12 PM

I like it. The smaller roof gives it a whimsical look.

-- Still learning everything

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#2 posted 01-12-2008 05:16 PM

Spiffy. I didn’t think the roof looked goofy. But if you say it does, I’ll believe you. ;-) I like it.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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mot

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#3 posted 01-12-2008 05:32 PM

I think it looks great. There has really been some innovative uses of the 2×4. This is great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 01-12-2008 05:46 PM

hi andy , i love it !!! great thought of what to do with a 2×4 !! i think there are a couple entry’s posted on here that should not be in this category yours is awesome and great design ..

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#5 posted 01-12-2008 06:05 PM

Well done Andy! I really like it, creative. What finish will you use? Or will you leave it as is?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 01-12-2008 06:07 PM

I think the top looks pretty cool! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 01-12-2008 06:19 PM

Very cool, nice work.

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John Gray

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#8 posted 01-12-2008 06:23 PM

Looks good! Is for an inside decoration or do you plan on putting it up outside?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 01-12-2008 06:40 PM

Nice job. The top looks fine.

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john

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#10 posted 01-12-2008 07:21 PM

Nice work Andy! , It certainly doesn,t look like a 2×4 anymore .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#11 posted 01-12-2008 07:54 PM

Thanks everyone. Its a gift for our neighbors. My thoughts were that it might fun just to paint it our let the renters do it.

-- Andy Stark

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YorkshireStewart

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#12 posted 01-12-2008 09:45 PM

Goofy – that’s a word I must start to use!!

What a tricky project – working out those angles and then actually cutting them to fit accurately – not easy, And what about applying the glue, assembling and cramping up? You wouldn’t want any interruptions at that bit of the game. Very clever indeed! Not what you’d expect from a 2×4.

What bird would you expect to nest in there in Nova Scotia, Relic?

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#13 posted 01-12-2008 10:40 PM

Now that I like…..... nice design, nice use of material. Makes judging tough.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 01-13-2008 04:40 PM

Stewart, we have a lot of finches, and chickadees around here. I’m not sure if they will use it or not, and if not than it will just be a decoration. The angles were not that hard, 360 / # rails = included angle. Divide that by 2 and that is the angle to rip the rails at.

-- Andy Stark

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mrtrim

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#15 posted 01-13-2008 05:29 PM

great looking bird house relic and i think the top looks great

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