Cottage Bird House w/rock walls and Cedar Shake Roof

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Project by Max posted 07-23-2011 01:04 AM 3502 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bird house that was built with a little bit of every left over wood, garden rock and cedar door shims that I had laying around the shop and garage. It is mounted on a piece of pine. It kind of has a Swiss Chalet flavor to it in the decorative truss structure and scallops.

The rock is run of the mill white garden rock and has been epoxied on the sub-straight. It is rather heavy but should with stand any weather that comes its way.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 07-23-2011 01:11 AM

Max, I can’t think of any self respecting bird that wouldn’t want to live in this cottage… Great Job!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 07-23-2011 01:13 AM


You are far to kind, but thanks for the compliment. Nothing fancy by any means.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 07-23-2011 01:48 AM

HOW FUN IS THAT! Sometimes it is so refreshing to just do somthing for fun. Way to go Max. It put a smile on my face.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 07-23-2011 01:53 AM


I am glad that it made you smile. It was fun to just play around with what was there. Thanks

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 07-23-2011 02:15 AM

Nice cottage. How much do you charge for an overnight stay? LOL

... if only I had feathers….

-- jroot

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#6 posted 07-23-2011 03:16 AM

Very cool birdhouse. Hmm now if I just had one of those full-size in the Swiss Alps I’d be set!!

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#7 posted 07-23-2011 04:05 AM

Thank you, if you can get in it you can stay for free!!!!


You and me both….. I appreciate the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 07-23-2011 04:41 PM

Well done. Good use of scrap materials, creative design, should be greatly appreciated by the tenants.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 07-23-2011 10:29 PM

Cool! Great idea!

-- Silviu, Romania,

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#10 posted 07-23-2011 11:23 PM


Thank you for the compliment, I really appreciate it.

Thank you for the kind words.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 08-03-2011 05:44 PM

Loved the birdhouse. I make a few myself and find it is a great way to use up the scraps as it seems I never throw anything out!

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#12 posted 08-03-2011 07:11 PM


I appreciate your compliment. I seem to have the same problem with scraps…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#13 posted 03-26-2012 08:29 PM

I love your birdhouse its perfect nice work.


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#14 posted 03-02-2014 11:54 PM

Haven’t seen anything posted by you in a while now. 8>( (like your projects) So I thought I would go look over your old projects again and I don’t remember seeing this cool home you made. Really like the look of it. Did the birds move in?

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#15 posted 03-03-2014 12:42 AM

Thank you for the compliment. No birds moved in, it has never made it outdoors as yet…...

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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