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Project by john posted 09-27-2012 12:47 PM 2126 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) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866





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#1 posted 09-27-2012 02:09 PM

Awesome as usual. The details are amazing.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 03:15 PM

Nice job John.
Chuck

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#3 posted 09-27-2012 03:51 PM

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.

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#4 posted 09-27-2012 04:21 PM

I like this one John.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 09-27-2012 06:44 PM

Hello John

Another beautiful extreme birdhouse

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

You are the master .

Thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 09-27-2012 09:11 PM


another beauty Bud !

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

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#7 posted 09-27-2012 09:24 PM

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 09-27-2012 09:40 PM

Yes, stellar as always!

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#9 posted 09-27-2012 09:57 PM

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) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#10 posted 09-28-2012 12:19 AM

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 09-28-2012 12:23 AM

beautiful as always,excellent craftsmanship!!!

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#12 posted 09-28-2012 12:24 AM

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

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#13 posted 09-28-2012 12:35 AM

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

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#14 posted 09-28-2012 12:01 PM

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 it..next time, I’ll go with the same sealer you use..

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#15 posted 09-28-2012 04:18 PM

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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