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Project by Jeremy M. Reid posted 02-06-2008 03:21 PM 1462 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

making birdhouses is my favorite thing to do… should try it to…I found this design online and copyed it…. two are black walnut, 2 are wormy chestnut and 3 are pine. the roofs and backs are maple to reduce rot and they are sealed in two coats of Helmsman outdoor polyurithane(dont seal the inside the birds dont like it)

-- Jeremy M. Reid Woodworking

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 03:37 PM

Nice little production line you have going there!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-06-2008 04:35 PM

you must really like making them!!! quite the display.
And where do they go from here?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 06:52 PM

Birdhouse mass probuction! Cool.

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

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#4 posted 02-06-2008 09:20 PM

I like making bird houses also, but my wife says men who build bird house are cheep,cheep,cheep.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 12:15 AM

wow ! great work jeremy , im sure the birds love them

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 03:02 AM

These must be for an upscale housing development. These houses are first class.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 10:45 AM

Those are some fancy houses – but they are for the birds.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 02-16-2008 12:29 AM

They are for any birds with a major credit card and / or personal checking account

-- Jeremy M. Reid Woodworking

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#9 posted 02-16-2008 12:37 AM

Nice work Jeremy , My father use to build hundreds of birdhouses with that similiar design and they were always easy to fill.

Your wife is right . lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 12-09-2008 07:46 AM

I had a guy at a lumber dealer tell me a store a few weeks ago that went something like this. “True story”
A lady came in and wanted to see a pile cut offs that were to be shredded into cypress mulch. She asked how much or the load so the yard man told her $25.00 for all she could get into her truck… She filled the truck, paid at the register and left. Well two weeks latter she came back for more paid her $25.00 and off she went. This went on for a year coming in twice a month so he finally asked her what she was doing with the wood? She was making Bat houses and selling them to the counties for $40.00 each The yard guy told me he figures she was making about $8000.00 profit per truck load and took about 60 – 70 loads over the 3 or 4 years he has been selling to her .

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#11 posted 12-10-2008 06:10 AM

That going to make a lot of happy birds

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 04-02-2009 04:37 AM

Wonderfull house’s !
I made a few Blue Bird house’s to help our native Blue Birds. The English house sparrows that were imported from England to help control the insects here in the states back in the mid 1800’s were killing off our native Blue Birds. While I was looking up the best way to make a bird house I ran into this site. ( house Specifications and free plans are available here
The Blue Birds would love your bird house’s. I learned that Blue Birds like a 1 1/2 inch entry hole. I put a house in our garden and for the past 5 years we have seen them nesting and making babies all summer long. They are fun to watch. I even went as far as to put a tiny video camera in the box to spy on them. There is much to learn about the Blue Birds birds. They are very interesting birds.
Your bird house’s Look GREAT!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#13 posted 05-26-2010 06:22 PM

Nice job on the birdhouses. Can you get inside to clean them?

tomd, I thought my quips were bad.

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#14 posted 05-26-2010 06:34 PM

It’s great to find a project you like to make more than once

-- Custom furniture

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