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Project by Mitch Erceg posted 07-29-2011 11:33 AM 1853 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Each birdhouse is carefully constructed with screws, brass nails, copper, various glues & epoxies. Some are sealed with lacquer, some are not. For versatility, all birdhouses can either stand freely or hang from the top or back. I use a wood burning tool to freehand the botanical decorations, to add more depth & interest. As a tribute to my mom, most birdhouses are adorned with a butterfly. She loved butterflies! Although each birdhouse is completely functional, most are kept indoors to be admired as beautiful works of art.

Main Construction
Roof: Bleached Ash
Body: Sassafras
Face: Zebrawood
Back: Pine

Details
Top Point: Thika Pod
Trim: Radiata Pine, Zebrawood & Yew
Entranceway: Zebrawood

Thanks for looking!

-- Mitch, NJ, http://www.birdhouseking.com/





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#1 posted 07-29-2011 11:58 AM

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 01:30 PM

I have joked many times that I wanted to be a birdhouse architect when I grow up. This is really, really nice work

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 07-29-2011 02:51 PM

I like it… Very artistic…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 03:13 PM

wow! nOW THAT IS A BIRDHOUSE!! Truly a work of art. Too well done to be outside!! You obviously take great pride in your work, & you should. this is wonderful

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 03:52 PM

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#6 posted 07-29-2011 04:24 PM

That is fantastic. The poor birds don’t knoq what they are missing since it will be kept inside. Some inside birds, maybe? Looking forward to seeing more.

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#7 posted 07-29-2011 04:37 PM

Wow, it looks kind of like the little ginger bread man’s house. That looks so good that the birds might try to eat it. You did a fine job on this.

-- 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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#8 posted 07-29-2011 08:49 PM

You should enter that in the summer birdhouse contest. It’s awesome!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#9 posted 07-30-2011 01:07 AM

That’s beautiful! Really super!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 07-30-2011 04:35 AM

Thank you all for the kind words. Good luck to everyone in the contest!

-- Mitch, NJ, http://www.birdhouseking.com/

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#11 posted 08-02-2011 04:47 PM

Very nicely designed and executed! A bird house for a high rent district!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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