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Project by TurnTurnTurn posted 11-11-2011 12:33 AM 1489 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The old bird condo was in need of repair so I built a new one. The birds barely waited for me to get off the ladder before they were checking it out. It appears to be to their liking.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 12:38 AM

real nice build! is that cypress?cedar?other?

I always wondered how long it takes for a house like this to become occupied. I guess not long at all :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 11-11-2011 12:44 AM

Hi-rise heaven for birds… nice..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 11-11-2011 12:49 AM

It is made of cedar. It sat in my garage for about a month after I water sealed it, so that may have helped get the birds to it quicker.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 11-11-2011 01:01 AM

I’ve actually been looking for a good bird house design and I think I stumbled upon it with your project. Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 11-11-2011 03:51 AM

Great Lookin House

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 11-11-2011 04:02 AM

Oh so very nice


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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-11-2011 04:25 AM

That is one nice bird house. Is it a purple martin house?

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

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#8 posted 11-11-2011 05:46 AM

Man, now that is a bird condo!! Lood GRREAT!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Sam Shakouri

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#9 posted 11-11-2011 06:39 AM

What lucky birds. Book one room for me in my next life.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#10 posted 11-11-2011 02:25 PM

This is for the birds, a house of dreams for sure. Love the details under the eaves and that great roof. We always had one these in the backyard when growing up, lots of martins eating tons of mosquito’s. My dad used to put a sliver soldered antenna made out of a coat hanger on the roof and later replaced it with a satellite dish. Still got the antenna and now I’ve got a great model to put it on. Thanks so much for the post

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

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#11 posted 11-11-2011 04:07 PM

I like the purple martin style house, but its residents are sparrows. I wish they ate mosquitos. That is a great antenna!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#12 posted 11-12-2011 04:09 PM

I must be part bird… Because I know I sure like it too….lol. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 11-12-2011 04:37 PM

Sparrows? That’s great, my favourite bird! Such unassuming, busy little creatures, always arguing in the bushes, happy for handouts.

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

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