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Project by cmw posted 06-27-2012 01:33 AM 2173 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

10 Bluebird houses made of stained pine, Some with beer bottle caps for shingles. Washer around entrance to keep squirrels from chewing.Slide out bottoms for clean out. Saw kerf on inside front. Made these in February and some have been nested in for a second time already.

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#1 posted 06-27-2012 01:39 AM

Great Idea! Excellent execution!

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#2 posted 06-27-2012 01:41 AM

but real

what size door hole they got
that would be a big washer

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#3 posted 06-27-2012 01:43 AM

The bottle top shingles is a great idea – gives so much personality to the houses. A whole birdhouse neighborhood!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 03:24 AM

Clever. Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 06-27-2012 03:26 AM

I’ve got a few bluebirds around my house. I’m told that the English Sparrow is causing them problems. I’ve been meaning to make a few nesting boxes. These are fantastic.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 06-27-2012 03:32 AM

cant go wrong with Samuel Adams great job

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 05:13 AM

Great job but the dog makes the picture reminds me of mine. LOL

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#8 posted 06-27-2012 05:35 AM

Love the dog! And the birdhouses! The washer is a great idea. I need to use that to keep the raccoons away as well as squirrels. Also dig the use of caps. Nice job!

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#9 posted 06-27-2012 09:05 AM

Great project and cool Lab. I have a Chlt that gives me the same look. She is like why are you in the shop when you could be trowing me my tennis ball. LOL Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 06-27-2012 12:44 PM

Nice collection of bottle caps. I must assume that you got a few more (by drinking) while making the houses.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#11 posted 06-27-2012 01:56 PM

Thanks from Max and myself for all the great comments everyone. Patron the washer size is 1 1/2 inch mild steel starting to rust now and looking better. The washer seems to be working birdhouses in previous years were destroyed at opening by chewing squirrels. I have been doing some roof work (Beer)over the summer and more are shingled now ;-) .

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#12 posted 06-27-2012 02:08 PM

A dog day afternoon. Nice houses there. I’d like to see the birds after they drank all that beer. I don’t see any nails in the caps. How did you attach them?

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#13 posted 06-27-2012 03:14 PM

Unique project.. Nice dog too, lol. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 06-27-2012 04:47 PM

Very creative use of bottle caps. I will have to go buy a case of beer to make my own.

-- Ray

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#15 posted 06-27-2012 09:47 PM

Beautiful dog… Makes me miss my late lab…Nothin like a calm ball of fur in the shop when you are assembling a project!

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