John Looser inspired birdhouse

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Project by David posted 1115 days ago 1652 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 1115 days ago

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

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#3 posted 1115 days ago

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 1115 days ago

Great job !!!

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

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#5 posted 1115 days ago

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 1115 days ago

Now thats a bird house great work!

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

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#7 posted 1115 days ago

Thank you all for your very kind comments


-- David, Longside, Scotland

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#8 posted 1114 days ago

Great Lookin House

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 1114 days ago

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 1114 days ago

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 1114 days ago

real nice looking, I like the concept,

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

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#12 posted 1114 days ago

Nicer than the house I live in

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#13 posted 1114 days ago

looks sweet!

makes me want o build one

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#14 posted 1108 days ago

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

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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#15 posted 1108 days ago

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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