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Project by devann posted 07-31-2011 09:48 PM 1801 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my birdhouse contest entry. Having spent most of the month on the road and away from home base I had to resort to something that was quick and easy. It’s made from ipe, cedar and some spruce pine & 24 oz. tea cans.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with





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LittlePaw

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#1 posted 07-31-2011 10:57 PM

I’m nominating you for the Innovative Award, Darrell!

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

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#2 posted 07-31-2011 11:04 PM

Nice work Darrell !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#3 posted 07-31-2011 11:47 PM

nice work, That is an awfully spendy house just for the birds ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 08-01-2011 03:33 AM

Cool design. I assume the barn doors are to clean out last years debris. I may have to borrow this idea. The Ipe may be overkill but it should be woodpecker proof. They wreck my bluebird houses every year.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 08-01-2011 05:46 AM

Definitely a clever design. I like the idea of reusing the metal food cans.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#6 posted 08-01-2011 08:46 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys. I get most of the cans from the side of the road while riding my bicycle. The ipe was given to me by a sheet rocking buddy of mine, he went dumpster diving to get it for me. He’s also a good customer, buys woodworking projects from me. Another woodworking friend gave me the thin cedar I used for the roof. He thought it was too thin to be of any use. They used to be 3/4” thick fence pickets.

Doc, the doors and windows are for show. My young daughter had a hand in the design, she already has it hanging from her bedroom ceiling now.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 08-01-2011 01:11 PM

Real nice Darrel :) i like the cans you use, and since you led me to this site.. i think you got my vote :)

-- -Thomas -

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devann

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#8 posted 08-01-2011 06:55 PM

Thanks Thomas. I appreciate your vote, but there are many more birdhouses here more worthy of consideration. If there was a recycled material category I might do ok there. My first choice was a nautical design and have started construction on it but with the increased July workload and family obligations I “bit off more than I could chew” and couldn’t finish it in time for the deadline. The ipe birdhouse had to be one of those 1/2 day projects after finding out that the deadline was 3:00pm CDT and not end of the day like I thought.

Yours should do well in the contest Thomas, it looks like one of the birdhouses that somebody actually spent some time building.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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