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Extreme Birdhouse # 37 Cape Cod

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Project by john posted 2321 days ago 2029 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back again with another one of my Extreme Birdhouses.
This one is also made from 90 year old barn wood and this is the second time building this one .

I painted the roof with a color called Hosta leaf and sealed the wood with Thompson’s water seal.
There are also plans available for this one.

Here’s some motivation for you Debbie. lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866





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mrtrim

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#1 posted 2321 days ago

looks like youve been busy up there john , yet another great bird house ! the squirrels around your place are probably a little cheesed off , thier thinkin hey what about us ? lol nice work john

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john

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#2 posted 2321 days ago

Thanks again mrtrim , I have only ever had 1 or 2 squirrels in the past 7 years. My cats keep them away.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2321 days ago

is this the one Rick has or is it the second set of plans?

Rick worked on his for a couple hours this afternoon, nailing together the first floor. He is having SO much fun with it. He’s just using some wood we had left over from something else. When he’s done it is going to go in the front yard but then I need a second one in the backyard where we spend all of our time!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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john

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#4 posted 2321 days ago

Let me know which one you have and i will send the other one.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2321 days ago

it’s a Cape Cod…..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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john

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#6 posted 2321 days ago

Your other plan is on the way

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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pat sherman

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#7 posted 2321 days ago

it is unbelieveable how nice those birdhouses look.

got a question do the birds really nest in them? or does the size scare them away?

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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Woodshopfreak

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#8 posted 2321 days ago

Looks great, If I were a bird I woudl pick this house. Looks like alot of apartment space to lease out to other birds as well :)

-- Tyler, Illinois

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john

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#9 posted 2321 days ago

Thank you Pat and Woodshopfreak , The birds love nesting in them. Every house i have up has birds in them.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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griff

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#10 posted 2321 days ago

That is a great looking bird house, about how much does it weigh?

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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john

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#11 posted 2321 days ago

Thanks Mike , i just happened to have a scale . It weighs 70 lbs , 40 lbs for the house and 30 lbs for the base.
I always mount the base first then set the house on and then screw it down.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 2321 days ago

John,

As usual these are great houses. And it even has a metal roof. I am surprised that the tenants in this neighborhood didn’t request slate or copper. That, to me, is more appropriate for the upscale neighborhood that they live in. :)

From the posts you have made there must have a whole village there by now.

Keep them coming. I am enjoying this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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john

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#13 posted 2321 days ago

Thanks again Scott, I would love to pick up a used metal brake and then do my own roofing with copper and other metal that i can find. I would also like to make metal fire escapes for some of the larger hotels.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 2321 days ago

Beautiful bird house. Do you ever have problems with squirrals? I have hung a few houses and the squirrals made the holes bigger and move in. Any suggestions?

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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cajunpen

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#15 posted 2321 days ago

Another beautiful bird house John. I posted a picture of it by my bird feeder and all of my birds are jealous.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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