scrap pallet birdhouse - daughter's first project

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Project by maddawg308 posted 1093 days ago 2134 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Did some yard cleanup recently and have a small pile of junk wood ready for the burn barrel. I was staring at it today before I picked up my daughter after school, and thought it would be a shame to waste all of it, one of the scrap pieces was an oak pallet that was half rotted, but the other half was fairly solid. On the way home I asked her if she would like to make her first birdhouse. Would she!

Just under an hour was all it took to make a basic birdhouse. Nothing fancy, very rustic looking with the faded oak, no finish and even lack of a right angle in a couple places, but zip-zip with the Skil saw and pounded a few nails in, and a handful of rough-cut oak 1×6s turned into a bird’s next home. For the perch she wanted an old pencil of hers – sure, pop it in there.

When we were cleaning up she said, maybe the next one we can paint! Guess I better look through that burn pile again…. :)

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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#1 posted 1093 days ago

Very nice bird house indeed!
She has fine craftsmanship and you can tell there is hidden skill there.
Any bird would be honored to live there!
Good job !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 1093 days ago

Very nicely done. There is nothing more satisfying than doing a project with your children. I like the pencil perch idea. Gives good character.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#3 posted 1093 days ago

An hour spent building a birdhouse with your daughter will have a lifetime of benefits. I commend you, you are a lucky man.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#4 posted 1093 days ago

Great Lookin House

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 731 days ago

Pile of old wood: FREE
Handful of nails: UNDER A BUCK
Time with your daughter…. PRICELESS

-- Harold

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