Extreme Bird Mansion !

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Project by john posted 07-23-2011 02:12 AM 6033 views 7 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thank god this is finally done !!! :-)
I started this 40 room house back in Jan 2009 and i finally got it done today . This bird hotel has 40 rooms , rooftop pool , lots of tanning balconies and is made from 100 year old reclaimed barn wood , hemlock .
It is 7 ft tall 7 ft wide and 5 ft deep . The railings are 5/16 ” solid steel .
I plan on adding in my yard somewhere :-) It weighs about 400 lbs and will be mounted on a single post !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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

Wow. There are going to be some happy birds in your yard.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-23-2011 02:32 AM

That’s something else, John. In the background, one of the dogs is staring jealously. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-23-2011 02:43 AM

well this is a behemoth…you worked hard on this one john congrats buddy on accomplishing this one…its grand…sure glad you have help getting this up…the one ive got isnt near as heavy , but its heavy…you’ll see it soon….., but maybe you can do a doggie palace for that dog in the back ground…or just put a large hole in this one and put a ramp onto it for the dog to climb up and into this one…lol…that would be cool…have your dog stickin his head out from about 7 feet in the air…haha…......good luck john…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 07-23-2011 02:57 AM

Y I B ! ! ! That is a bird hours? Some birds are plumb luckier than the rest ! ! ! Good luck on the contest, John

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 07-23-2011 03:37 AM

Very cool!!!! fyi….ya better use one heck of a big post. :-)

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#6 posted 07-23-2011 04:43 AM

Thanks everyone ! I am planning on digging a big hole for this one and a forklift to do the hard part .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#7 posted 07-23-2011 04:56 AM

How many bird houses you got? Holy cow! I count at least four or five others already in those pictures!

Awesome job, John. Really cool!

-- jay,

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#8 posted 07-23-2011 07:45 AM

now that is a extreme bird house.i bet when the birds migrate they can’t wait till they get back home

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 07-23-2011 11:00 AM

John, What more can I say? WOW – again and again.
All of your projects are superb.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 07-23-2011 12:34 PM

You are truly the king of birdhouses.
You should build your dogs an extreme doghouse.

-- Steve--

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#11 posted 07-23-2011 04:19 PM

Thanks everyone ! I really appreciate all the nice comments . This picture kinda shows the scale of it :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#12 posted 07-23-2011 05:50 PM

Your bird mansions are nothing short of amazing. Been noticing your other posts and it’s past time to comment and compliment your work.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#13 posted 07-23-2011 06:21 PM

Thanks Roger ! The birds sure like them !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#14 posted 07-23-2011 06:52 PM

Wow, seeing you stand next to it is really something, it is a monster. Great work it looks awesome.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#15 posted 07-23-2011 07:33 PM

You’re an amazing craftsman; I love your work. Awesome.

-- Gary, Florida

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