Double-Decker Octagonal Birdhouse

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Project by HallTree posted 07-17-2011 08:11 AM 7993 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This birdhouse was built from plans in the Woodsmith magazine, Vol 20/No117, page 117. The plans show how to build a single story or a second story. I went for the ‘double-decker’. I used Ceder. It was a fun project and a lot of work. The tricky part was figuring out all of the angles and fitting all the pieces together, and there are a lot of pieces. I still have to install a 4X4 post in the ground to put it on. I have not yet desided if I want to leave it as is or paint it.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#1 posted 07-17-2011 10:29 AM

Nice Job my Friend!! It has an almost “Pagoda” look…
It’s up to you, of course, but I would paint the roof and the trim, and leave the rest natural…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 07-17-2011 02:29 PM

You did a wonderful job on that bird house and it’s going to look great in your yard.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 07-17-2011 05:54 PM

Hi Ron -

I like your bird house! That was a lot of angles to cut and they look tight – not an easy thing to do. It reminds me of some of the round barns we have in Illinois:



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#4 posted 07-22-2011 03:08 AM

That looks fantastic. Great work!

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