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Project by littlecope posted 07-29-2011 09:24 PM 2197 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a replica of one that had been hanging in my Parent’s yard for 25-30 years… A birdhouse that's seen better days...All finished...
Made out of Cherry, and held together with wooden pegs… No Glue or Metal fasteners were used or harmed in the making, though I did hang it with some “Custom Fashioned” coat hanger…
It’s been hanging on our porch here since Tuesday afternoon and I’m a little surprised it hasn’t been investigated yet by my Feathered Friends… Soon enough I suppose… I’ll try to get a Video of them, when they deign to find it…
It’s a simple one, made with the birds in mind, rather than to impress…
Best of luck to everyone in the Contest!! I’ve seen some really amazing entries and it’ll be tough voting!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 07-29-2011 09:28 PM

Nice work Mike it is a great looking birdhouse !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 09:35 PM

Thank You John!! It means a lot, an extremely lot, coming from you… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 07-29-2011 10:40 PM

no glue or nails t
that’s great

now let’s see one
with no wood (lol)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 11:14 PM

Nice job Mike. It should win the prize for historical accuracy (family heirloom reborn), craftsmanship and for just being whimsical!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#5 posted 07-30-2011 12:36 AM

Well done Mike. Love that roof.

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#6 posted 07-30-2011 12:41 AM

SWEET, Mike!

Probably have some takers in the spring.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 07-30-2011 01:39 AM

David: Here’s one that my Brother Steve built…
To Everybody: Many Thanks!!
Remember… You can build a better birdhouse, but the birds will never beat a path to it… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 07-30-2011 05:28 AM

Nice bird house. The birds will discover it soon, I’m sure. You did a great job replicating that older one.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#9 posted 07-30-2011 07:28 AM

Nice bird house, maybe they need a dowel perch to land on
before they go in the front door!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 07-30-2011 12:17 PM

Cozy house for the birds. If I were a bird for sure I will occupy that house.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#11 posted 07-30-2011 02:47 PM

Might have to wait till spring for new occupants but they will be there for sure. You will probably see a little squabbling over access too ! Nicely done Mike !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#12 posted 07-30-2011 03:28 PM

Technically that would be a bird chalet. :). Nice job!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#13 posted 07-30-2011 10:33 PM

I love it Mike, nice save. That is simple yet elegant, after your hand was involved. God Bless buddy, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 08-01-2011 01:40 AM

I am a bit late in commenting here, but I think this is a great birdhouse! I am sure they will discover it soon. It is probably too warm now for them to be looking! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 08-01-2011 03:31 AM

Mike, The proportion is really superb. It is stable too. The birds will love to sway and lay eggs as well. Very nice construction and craftsmanship.
God bless,

-- Bert

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