Plenty of Room at the Cross Roads Inn

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Project by Doug posted 07-10-2011 04:33 PM 1329 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project actually started backwards…I work for a utility company climbing poles. I was lucky enough to have access to some discarded old poles with street signs. It took awhile but was able to finally acquire these street signs with the names of myself and my wife. From this point I was unsure of what to do with them. I had plenty of scrape cedar left over from decking, and decided to build this bird house with the street signs and cedar arms for her hanging pots. There is plenty room at the “Cross Roads Inn” not only for the birds in our yard, but to hang buckets of flowers from my wife’s gardens. I have learned not to stand still to long…or else I might get a pot of flowers hanging from my arms as well.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#1 posted 07-10-2011 05:05 PM

Very unique, Janet….or is it Douglas? :-)
Nice job and nice flowers and garden spot too. Are the birds happy? With those street signs, they will be able to find their way back next year!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 06:43 PM

That is very cool. I like it.

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 06:52 PM

very nice. looks like Tweety heaven

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 09:09 PM

Great work!

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 09:44 PM

Serious side point there used to be many moons ago a series on tv here in the uk about an inn called crossroads that brings back a few old memeories. Alistair

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#6 posted 07-13-2011 12:25 AM

A great looking birdhouse, in a beautiful setting.

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#7 posted 07-14-2011 06:41 PM

too cute <3

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