Birdhouse Duplex

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Project by Brandon posted 05-17-2011 02:39 PM 1431 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor and I were cutting down some small trees that were bordering our properties. One of the tree stumps, about 5’ tall, made the perfect spot for a birdhouse. Since it bordered both of our property (just over the fence on the neighbor’s side), I decided to make a duplex birdhouse with entrances on both sides. Thus, from my yard it looks like it’s facing my house, but from my neighbor’s yard it look’s like it’s facing his house.

I used 4/4 pine for the structure and painted it red. The roof is covered with tar paper and some roof shingles. It made for a fun Sunday afternoon project. It is my first birdhouse, but I’m sure I’ll make more down the line.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 06:07 PM

Cleverly done!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 05-17-2011 10:42 PM

Is there a divider for the two families of birds?
Nice color too…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 07:02 AM

How do they like their new home, those birdies?

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 09:05 AM

Are the trees dead? If not and the tree sprouts it will nice accent the lil home if the branches get trimmed.

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 01:04 PM


Yes, there is a divider so that the two compartments are separated.


The tree was not dead when we cut it, so it’s likely it will try to sprout next fall. We’ll see.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 12-06-2011 01:37 AM

Beautiful birdhouse.

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