Swish Birdhouse

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Project by Shrub posted 03-12-2012 02:44 AM 4309 views 18 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curved poplar front birdhouse with cherry roof and sides. The arched bottom is made from walnut. The left side opens for easy cleaning and is held shut by rare earth magnets.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 03:15 AM

Another beauty, the curves are nice.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 04:35 AM

These are really fancy bird houses! what type of finish do you use on that nice wood!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

#3 posted 03-12-2012 07:12 AM

Now that is a Bird House Great job.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 08:24 AM

Too nice for the birds. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 11:29 AM

Love the design….. ! Nice garden, too.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 12:46 PM

I would like to live there!

-- Nancy

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 02:10 PM

Love your designs

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 04:51 PM

Another great one. I like how you made the entry hole .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#9 posted 03-12-2012 05:25 PM

How cool is this little jewel! I know my bride would love to have a few of these in our back yard. Very well done… I like!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 03-12-2012 06:51 PM

Thanks for the feedback. @Woodshaver- I finish my birdhouses with HelmsmanĀ® Spar Urethane. They usually get 5-6+ rubbed on coats. Rubbing takes me longer than a brush to build up a good weather protection. I just hate brush marks and drips. Too lazy/much trouble to get the sprayer out for one thing.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#11 posted 03-12-2012 08:23 PM

That’s quite an unusual bird house. Nice design and congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 03-12-2012 08:52 PM

It’s nice to be a bird in your neighborhood ! Very elegant house.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#13 posted 03-12-2012 11:51 PM

Very cool birdhouse, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 03-13-2012 02:50 AM

How do you cut the hole?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#15 posted 03-13-2012 12:33 PM

Pat – I sketched it out then cut it with my cnc machine. A round hole just did not look right.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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