Extreme Birdhouses ( Cape Cod )

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Project by john posted 703 days ago 2098 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my newest Extreme Birdhouse . It is made from 1890,s hemlock that i got from the exterior wall of my house . I am adding a 6 ft patio door upstairs in my house and instead of throwing out the old wood i decided to make a birdhouse out of it . This cape code has 12 rooms .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 703 days ago

Awesome as usual. The details are amazing.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 703 days ago

Nice job John.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#3 posted 703 days ago

Fast bird house build,or slow door project? Seems like closing up the gaping hole in your house would have priority!
Great work, thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#4 posted 703 days ago

I like this one John.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 703 days ago

Hello John

Another beautiful extreme birdhouse

Next year I will make another one …. Perhaps my house …..

You are the master .

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 703 days ago

another beauty Bud !

What diameter hole do you use for the doors etc? Is there a standard size?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 703 days ago

They’re all amazing! Do you have a way to clean them out, or is it the responsibility of the tennant?

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#8 posted 703 days ago

Yes, stellar as always!

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#9 posted 703 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments . I drill the holes to 1 3/8” . It is big enough for sparrows and wrens and too small for starlings .. The house is attached with 4- 3” screws . Once they are removed all the insides slide out for easy cleaning .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 703 days ago

I like the way you added the railings to this one.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#11 posted 703 days ago

beautiful as always,excellent craftsmanship!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 703 days ago

I recently purchased these plans and will one day find the time to build it!
Love the green roof. :)

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#13 posted 703 days ago

Very nice birdhouse! That house is big enough for the whole family!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#14 posted 702 days ago

I see you added a nice railing detail to the front…looks good!The Cape Cod I built for my step daughters grand parents finally has birds in it! It only took about three years for the finish I used to off gas enough for the birds to use time, I’ll go with the same sealer you use..


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#15 posted 702 days ago

I hate to be contrary but this house is for the birds! I really like this one a lot.

I have an appreciation for bird houses as that is what my uncle, recently deceased, used to build. His shop was too small to build much of anything and he had no power tools.

Thanks for posting another good looking project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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