Nesting boxes

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Project by dgom posted 11-15-2012 08:42 PM 1113 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these two nesting boxes as gifts for my sister-in-law and her partner when they moved to their new house. The first was made from some scrap pieces of pine. The second was made by hollowing a piece of birch and mounting a roof and bottom. The one made from birch was the best looking and was given away. The other one will be mounted in a tree in our own garden.

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 08:54 PM

Nice going. ! Thanks for posting this.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 09:25 PM

Well done.

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 11:05 PM

Both look good. I really like the concept of hollowing out the Birch one. Neat idea.

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 09:34 AM

Did you hollow the birch on a lathe?

I made a couple bird houses a few years back but the darn squirrels chewed their way in and now birds won’t nest in them.


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#5 posted 11-16-2012 04:52 PM

@Rick M.
First I used a Forstner bit and drilled holes about 1/2’’ inside of the circumference from both sides. Than I drilled a hole all the way through in the middle. Since the birch was still green it was easy to use a holllowing chisel to remove the rest of the wood inside.

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 06:31 PM

Nice boxes, and nice of you to include our fine feathered friends in your woodworking!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 04:58 AM

We have a bird house outside the front window that came with the house 15 years ago, no telling how long it was there before that. Every year there has been a family of finches raised in that birdhouse and it’s getting pretty ragged but I’m afraid to build them a new one, afraid they won’t use it.


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