Purple Martin bird house

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Project by DonB posted 640 days ago 1493 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter needed a Purple Martin bird house for their property in TN. Downloaded free plans on line and reduced the size from 12 apartments to 8 since we have to mail this to TN. Plans were straight forward except where I made it more complicated by modifying the size. 3/4 pine sides, bottom and top. 1/4 plywood room dividers, and front/back walls. I cannot believe the printed requirements of these birds. They must have a pretty powerful union. They demanded even 6×6 rooms, and at least 1” foam insulation in the attic – seriously!

-- DonB

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#1 posted 640 days ago

Very nice birdhouses…6×6 rooms and foam insulation…what…no A/C? I guess they are used to this in the wilds…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#2 posted 640 days ago

Yea Greg, they were quite serious about the requirements these birds were used to having. These guys belong in Congress.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 639 days ago

This is a nice size condo. I’ve been wanting to build one o these fer a while. They are too expensive to purchase. Thnx for postin. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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