|Project by withheld||posted 03-15-2011 02:06 PM||5884 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Before hurricane Ike, we had a Purple Martin house, but it like a lot of other things was knocked down by the storm. So, I was finally able to get a replacement done and with a lot of help from SWMBO, it was installed in the back yard this last weekend. It’s not the greatest bit of craftsmanship, but I think the birds won’t mind. We made it from salvaged cedar siding from the old house, which was cleaned, planed down, ripped, cut, assembled and varnished.
The whole house slides up and down a mast made from Pressure treated lumber, with a wire rope and winch to haul it up. it can also be brought down for cleaning and servicing