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Project by StanM posted 05-21-2012 01:10 PM 2804 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple pallet wood birdhouse that my daughter and I made one morning. We hung it in the tree out front and the new tenant moved in just two days later! :)

I think we’ll be making a few more!

-- -- Stan





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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 01:57 PM

Nothing like having your woodwork appreciated by mother nature. Your daughter is probably hooked on
birdhouses and birds for a while now and may even graduate to bigger projects, but daughters are rather
nice people to share a workshop with.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 02:03 PM

Nice bird house!
You might like this web site that I use when trying to help our fine feathers friends!
http://www.sialis.org/index.html

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 03:33 PM

Stan,

Very nice birdhouse – and the fact that you built it w/ your daughter makes it that much more special!

Make a BUNCH of them – I have a couple dozen of all different shapes and sizes on a long fence running along our property – makes for a great showcase and the birds love it – bonus!

Woodshaver – thanks a bunch for that website. I will be saving it for future reference.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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stefang

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 09:27 PM

Well done birdhouse. I can’ think of a better project to do with a child. It is a sure way to instill a love of nature and hopefully also woodworking in a youngster.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MickeyGee

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 01:39 AM

Looks like a great project Stan!
I’m pretty sure your daughter’s got more skill than me already. :)

Gotta try this one with my little gals.
Love the shot of the new “resident” too.

-- -- Mike

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mafe

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 08:23 AM

I love birds, palletwood and have a daughter – so I am having a moment here.
Yes I think you should make some more.
Just wonderful.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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TroutGuy

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#7 posted 05-25-2012 12:17 AM

Great bird house!

woodshaver – great site. I’ve used this page at Sialis, too. Nestbox specifications

One thing to note is their suggestion to leave the perch off, especially if there are House Sparrows in your area. Most cavity-nesting birds don’t need one.

Do you know who the tennant is? It looks like a flycatcher of some kind, but it’s hard to tell.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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