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Project by Paul posted 09-20-2011 07:22 PM 1907 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of recent birdhouses I made with copper roofs, the one with the overlapping pennies was the most difficult but toward the end you kind of learn how to place them easily, it has about 500 Lincoln pennies so I call it the Lincoln Loghouse. (Made cents to me). The last one is several years old but has been updated with aluminum door surrounds because some critters had been chewing their way into the house All are made from western red cedar.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.





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dustysawyer

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 10:36 PM

Excellent name. I love projects that only take pennies out of your budget. With the price of copper, you may want to install a security camera. :-)

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 11:20 PM

Nice birdhouse. It looks like about 3 bucks in the top!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-21-2011 02:03 AM

500? 500? that would be 5 bucks. anyway, whose counting on something that’s “for the birds.” If a hundred dollar bill would last longer, the animals of the world would deserve it considering how much the bird and animal world has suffered at the hands of man. Pennies for a roof…brilliant….well, now uncirculated.

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 02:25 AM

Great Lookin House

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 05:39 AM

Great idea with the pennies.

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 05:48 AM

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice

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#7 posted 09-21-2011 03:18 PM

gotta make use of pennies somehow

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#8 posted 09-22-2011 12:21 PM

clever idea!

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#9 posted 09-22-2011 04:32 PM

how are you attaching the pennies?

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#10 posted 09-22-2011 08:00 PM

Rob,
Good question,
I tried Hot Glue – Didn’‘t stick to the pennies very well and too hot on my fingers.
Tried white glue – dried too slowly
Tried Gorilla Glue – Foamed up and pushed the pennies out of allignment
Finally I swiped some of my wife’s ‘3M Craft Quick Drying Glue’ comes with a good applicator tip and is easy to apply and seems to hold well.
I suppose other glues will work also but that is what I had, let me know what works for you.

Also, I used outdoor treated plywood for the roof sheathing so if the pennies leak a little it won’t matter much.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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