John Looser inspired birdhouse

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Project by David posted 07-10-2011 01:44 AM 1806 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the latest birdhouse I have built. This house measures 31×32x22 and has 15 separate compartments. I built it for a friend and is a representation of his newly completed barn conversion.
I have been having great fun building these type of houses since I got the plans for the Cape Cod, and the Argyle houses from John’s website.
The house is built using “Sarking board”, and the roofing material is plastisol coated sheet metal. I have coated the timber with a clear sealer.

Thanks for looking, and your comments are welcome


-- David, Longside, Scotland

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 01:51 AM

Very cool and unique.That may be to nice for outside.

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 02:04 AM

Now this is the kind of bird house to inspire bird condos springing up everywhere. Let’s face it. This is just flat out top notch. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 02:54 AM

Great job !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 11:24 AM

Really neat house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 04:43 PM

Now thats a bird house great work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 05:40 PM

Thank you all for your very kind comments


-- David, Longside, Scotland

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#8 posted 07-11-2011 12:48 AM

Great Lookin House

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 07-11-2011 02:12 AM

Very well done. You know John has a forklift to set those monster birdhouses. Godd luck with the contest.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#10 posted 07-11-2011 04:13 AM

That is some bird house I may say and some effort !
Well done my friend and good luck !


-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 07-11-2011 05:25 AM

real nice looking, I like the concept,

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#12 posted 07-11-2011 03:36 PM

Nicer than the house I live in

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#13 posted 07-11-2011 03:58 PM

looks sweet!

makes me want o build one

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#14 posted 07-17-2011 05:43 PM

This is a awesome birdhouse, you must have put in a lot of man hours into it?

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#15 posted 07-17-2011 07:56 PM

Thank you all.

Yes. Probably around 20 hours all in but it was spread across many evenings. I would be a bit quicker doing another one as I learnt a lot doing this one.

You should build one PurpLev…John has plans on his website, and then you can just adapt after that. I find myself looking for interesting buildings now thinking how I will turn it into a birdhouse !


-- David, Longside, Scotland

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