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They are the same design, but one is a Gnome House I made for my Mother, and the other is a birdhouse I donated to an auction for The Joy House, a home for troubled Kids in Jasper, GA
-- Snookie, Jasper,GA
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#1 posted 08-12-2011 04:00 AM
That is a really nicely designed birdhouse. It should do well at the auction.
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#2 posted 08-12-2011 04:09 AM
I am an effeetist Snob who usually only has time for ‘serious ’ Art .
But my one weakness is Gnome Houses .
This is really beautifully built ! Very nice .
I would live in it ! Thanks Snookie !
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#3 posted 08-12-2011 04:36 AM
Nice looking bird houses. I have one almost like it, except for the door. My Dad used to make this style for my sisters to sell at a craft store years ago. I am sure it will do well at the auction.
-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT
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#4 posted 08-12-2011 06:13 AM
these are neat bird houses. i got to find some plans for one.if i was at that auction i would bid for it. really nice
-- Jesus Is Alright with me
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#5 posted 08-12-2011 11:42 AM
Great piece of art, nice workmanship
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#6 posted 08-12-2011 01:14 PM
I like it. Nice work.
-- 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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#7 posted 08-12-2011 01:33 PM
These are very cool!
Question on the roof – They look to be bandsawed out of a single piece of wood….......... Is that the case?
I would love to know the process for that!
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: email@example.com / www.rhoadesclan.com
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#8 posted 08-12-2011 02:16 PM
I showed this to my daughter this morning while eating breakfast… In her words “Awesome!”....lol
Cute houses… After my baby girl seeing these. I have a feeling I will wind up making a couple for myself… Well, for her that is…lol
Thanks for sharing…
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.
#9 posted 08-12-2011 02:21 PM
This is the patterned that I used. The “long” side is 6” and the “short” side is 3”. The roof I drew freehand after drawing the base. The piece for the sides is 3” wide for the birdhouse & 4” wide for the Gnome House. For the roof, I cut pieces of cedar that the roof pattern would fit on, then glued them together with TiteBond III. After waiting 24 hours I then cut the roof out in one piece on my band saw! The base is screwed on to allow the birdhouse to be cleaned out, And don’t forget to put air holes in the top of the front & back to allow for hot air to escape! I also drilled holes in the base to let any water that might get into it to drip out!
Hope this helps!
#10 posted 08-12-2011 02:25 PM
That helped a bunch – thanks for sharing!
#11 posted 08-12-2011 02:32 PM
Thanks for the info Snookie…. I have some cedar in my barn I been wondering what to do with…. Looks like I have a good use now…. Baby girl is sure going to be tickled now…lol
#12 posted 08-12-2011 02:36 PM
This is another birdhouse that I am copying! It is one that my Mother has had for years!
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#13 posted 08-12-2011 02:47 PM
Nice projects and well done. I love the whimsical styling and artsy flair. No doubt, a family of birds and gnomes are very grateful. Well…unless someone has a problem with gnomes being grateful…
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16
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#14 posted 08-12-2011 09:36 PM
Serbian to English translationLike a fairytale cottage with lots of imagination, beautiful work
-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac
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#15 posted 08-13-2011 05:05 AM
Wow, I like these. Would it be all right with you if I try to make the gnome bird house? How did you make the roof?
-- Greg Luckett, Great Lakes Wood Arts
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