|Project by grizzman||posted 07-23-2011 07:25 PM||9683 views||12 times favorited||96 comments|
This is my version of a timber frame bird house, its come to the end of a 2 week project that began with the idea of weather or not to compete in the contest. well i went forward and gathered the wood, which consists of red cedar, walnut, dogwood,pecan and antique southern heart pine. i milled all the wood which took three days, rounding over all the red cedar to give them a log look,all of the entry holes are walnut which i milled in a jig that made it safe and allowed it to be done a bit quicker, i cut the frame work which is all 1 5/8 framing, the trim around the front is walnut, as is also the cut outs of the grizzly bears and the carvings of the moose antler is walnut, its a two story lodge with a total of 24 rooms, and on the top floor there is a empty space of about 10 inches square that i turned into a time capsule, and i placed some items of interest into a zip lock baggie and secured it with duct tape for a far distant day when this house begins to decay and someone will find what is inside. T he front and the back of the lodge are the same..both have the moose antler carvings and both have a front deck the front is the only one with a lower deck with the spas,there is also a 2 1/4 inch hole in the very bottom that goes to an empty space in the bottom center , where i want to see if a squirrel will take up residence, the roof is decked with 1/2 plywood and then covered with tar paper , then covered with a metal roof that i painted red.this was a lot of work, at least 70 hours worth..and i loved every minute…the front of the lodge has a lower level with 2 water bowls that can be used as either a bird spa or for critters to drink from, as you can see the halibut are hanging in front as well and a walkway that is walnut also..thank you very much for looking…grizzman
SIDE NOTE: This bird house won 1st place in the lumber jocks bird house building contest, prize was 500.00 dollars, thank you everyone.
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