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Project by john posted 2967 days ago 4096 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This birdhouse is almost complete .it is made from 120 yr old barn wood . it is almost 6 ft wide and 5 1/2 ft high and has over 80 apartments. the roof will be done in copper with wood dormers.

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





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RobS

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#1 posted 2564 days ago

These are amazing works of art, John! What do you use to support them and what types of birds end up being the main tennants?

Thanks!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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john

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#2 posted 2564 days ago

Thanks Rob
I use a single post to hold them up , usually 12 – 16” in diameter . 8 – 9 ft in the air
Then i use branches cut on a 45 degree angle to support them.
I build all different sizes for different types of birds.
These larger houses mainly attract sparrows and swallows.
There is a finished picture of this one on my profile somewhere.

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

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oscorner

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#3 posted 2563 days ago

More great quarters for our feathered friends.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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john

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#4 posted 2563 days ago

Thanks again oscorner
This one just happens to be my daughters favourite.
I got the idea for this one from a hotel in the city that she lives in.

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

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Don

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#5 posted 2562 days ago

John, your work is for the birds – luck birds! LOL

The openings seem blocked on this one. Are they yet to be cut out, or am I missing something?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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john

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#6 posted 2562 days ago

Thank you Don
I usually drill the holes last because i have had birds try to fly in them as i am building them.
I guess they cant wait to move in. lol

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

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Don

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#7 posted 2562 days ago

Thanks for the answer, John. Having birds in your birdhouse is better than having bats in your belfry, but they could at least have the common decency to wait until you laid the carpets.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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john

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#8 posted 2562 days ago

It,s funny the one day i was working on one of my houses i turned around to cut a piece of wood and when i turned back a bird flew down and was trying to get in one of the holes .

Another time i just finished putting up a birdhouse i started to walk away with the ladder and two birds landed on it and when right inside.
It,s like they where waiting for me to finish.

I have lots of bats here, hmm maybe i should build an extreme bat house. lol

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

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Don

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#9 posted 2562 days ago

Can’t blame them, really. If I was a bird, I’d love to live in one of these!

This last line is from my dear departed father. He used it for every occasion, like – “If I was a fish, I’d take this fly!”, or “If I was a worm, I’d certainly love that cow-poo!” Well you get the idea and living in Richmond in the mouth of the Fraser River in the early fifties, when it was still rich delta farm country, our cows produced some of the tastiest cow-poo. LOL

But I digress – love the bird houses, John.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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WayneC

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#10 posted 2562 days ago

An extreme bat house would be cool. Keep thinking along those lines… Get rid of some mosquetos….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#11 posted 2562 days ago

Another awesome birdhouse!

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

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john

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#12 posted 2561 days ago

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Moparman

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#13 posted 1737 days ago

holy moly

-- Vroom! Vroom!

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#14 posted 1737 days ago

Great Job As Allways John The Wisconsin wood chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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falegniam

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#15 posted 1515 days ago

i have to say that is the largest bird apartment complex i’ve ever seen. that’s a kingdom. very nice job !!!
i’d like to see when it’s full of birds, and they start fighting. they must fight over food.
do you rent to those birds by the month or the season?

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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