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Copped Out Birdhouse

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Project by Shrub posted 07-27-2011 05:03 AM 1256 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This birdhouse is a simple box made out of hickory and walnut. To better tie the walnut door in, I added a thin hickory strip to each side of the door. The door is accented with four 10 gauge copper wire wraps that are equally spaced around the entry hole. The metal roof is cut from a paint and rust stripped shelf unit I found on the side of the road. Twisted copper pins on the side hold the door closed. Sanded to 400 grit and finished with 5 coats of rubbed poly.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia





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#1 posted 07-27-2011 05:47 AM

Both your copper bird houses look really cool!
A slight design change and they could turn into a great arts&crafts mailbox

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 07:03 PM

Nice Birdhouse!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 04:07 AM

Thanks for the comments. Good idea about the mailbox

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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