|Project by maddawg308||posted 08-31-2011 07:02 AM||3513 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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!"