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Project by Nick_R posted 07-16-2012 01:34 PM 2274 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These all became Christmas gifts for my family and co-workers. I don’t think any of them have birds in them…But I think they kind of look good.

The stained ones are rough cut cedar and the painted are pine. The roofs are removable so you can mount them or clean them out if you ever got a bird in one.

All parts where made by me, either on my lather, scroll saw or other tools in my little garage. I drew the plans myself on Sketch Up and “borrowed” some ideas I saw around the web.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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Stephen Fox

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#1 posted 07-16-2012 02:56 PM

You should submit that second photo to a magazine called Birds and Blooms. Came out great!

-- Stephen NYS

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#2 posted 07-16-2012 06:19 PM

Cool. I am a self proclaimed, ‘bird house junkie’. You should google, “Wild Birds Unlimited”. They are privately owed franchises and they CAN AND WILL consign birdhouses made from folks~~~ It is up to the owner. There are other Bird House Junkies that would pay HUNDREDS of dollars for the birdhouses…...even in the economy.

Even if your local WBU doesnt consign~ There is a decent market for your birdhouses. You should go into your local WBU and see what some of their houses look like…..and the prices they go for. (You will be shocked! Simple, simple houses can go for $100.00~)
You can also do baths and feeders.

You should seriously look into it…..I think you make good enough houses to be competitive in your area~~~

Food for thought

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 01:34 AM

You might not have any tenants yet because they think the mortgage on these would be a killer.
Pic 5 is a real beaut.

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

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 01:59 AM

Thanks for all the supportive and nice comments.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 05:02 PM

Hey Nick… I’m liking these. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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