Crossed Birdhouse

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Project by Shrub posted 08-05-2011 05:33 AM 1866 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut hickory birdhouse with a little cherry on top. I layered the walnut over the hickory and deep routed the front and back. The clean out is hidden on the side. The burled walnut panel lifts up and out for easy cleaning. It is held securely in place with a few rare earth magnets. I put rubbed 6+ coats of Spar poly for protection. Thanks for looking.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 01:05 PM

Deep routing on overlay gives a strong third dimension and colour to this piece. I really like the technique and that’s a very interesting roof detail. It looks looks a church from behind! Great design and execution. What type of bird is the hole sized for?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 03:27 PM

I’ll second what gene said about liking the deep routing technique. I like the depth and interest it adds, as well as the color combination.

I also like the rare earth magnet idea for the side clean-out; no hinges, sliding panels, etc. equals clean lines.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 04:10 AM

Thanks for the comments. The cleans-out was a new fun twist.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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