LumberJocks

Round Bottom Redwood and Cedar Shingle Birdhouse

  • Advertise with us
Project by Chase0118 posted 679 days ago 1827 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this. I got some scrap redwood pieces from an old kids play set and was playing cutting angles with my saw. I made half a barrel and then added the top. I decided to make my own cedar shingles, they range from 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick, 1’ x 1 1/2”. There are 154 shingles on this birdhouse. It is appr. 11” long and finished with Boiled Linseed Oil. I think it really pops.
Chase





8 comments so far

View Paul's profile

Paul

341 posts in 2189 days


#1 posted 679 days ago

I think it is the coolest birdhouse yet.
I would be interested in learning how you made the shingles.

Paul

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

View Chase0118's profile

Chase0118

9 posts in 854 days


#2 posted 679 days ago

Paul, I went to Home depot and they had some cedar siding in the scrap bin, which I cross cut into 1 1/2” pieces. Then I set up a sacrificial fence on my band saw set at 1/8” from the blade. I fed them in so that the grain ran up and down. I then stained some of them, put boiled linseed oil on some, them mixed both. Then i took a square and a utility knife and cut them into shingles. It worked, they look rustic.
Chase

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11216 posts in 775 days


#3 posted 679 days ago

It is standing out among its class.

View sawdustmedic9's profile

sawdustmedic9

36 posts in 1816 days


#4 posted 679 days ago

Wow. That is really nice! Looks like it took a lot of time!

View dnick's profile

dnick

892 posts in 981 days


#5 posted 679 days ago

Like it. Nice job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

View Skiedra's profile

Skiedra

254 posts in 891 days


#6 posted 679 days ago

Very nicely done.

View Grumpymike's profile

Grumpymike

1005 posts in 914 days


#7 posted 679 days ago

Only “high end birds” can live here?? (yuck-yuck)
Sorry, I’m just in a punny mood today.
Great bird house, I see the stand is on wheels are they functional or for design element?
I did a doll house about twenty years ago and put all 12 kagillion shingles on one at a time with a hot melt glue gun … note that I only did one …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

View Chase0118's profile

Chase0118

9 posts in 854 days


#8 posted 678 days ago

Mike, the wheels where to move the birdhouse out of the way when I got a row of shingles on it. My wood working guild said they were useful to move the birdhouse behind me when this “snow bird” travels between Virginia and Florida. I think I am going to make a small cedar shingle mill with a water wheel for my brothers lawn next. We will see.
Chase

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase