Log Cabin Bird House

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Project by BrianBrianBrian posted 12-09-2012 02:37 PM 2237 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My attempt at creating a Log Cabin bird house, which ominously led to a war with squirrels.

The gray stuff between the “logs” is liquid nail. Figured it would give it a more realistic look. The roofing was made from strips of bark off of a large vine I found growing in the woods. Might have poison ivy, luckily I must have been immune.

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 02:47 PM

Very cool. It does look authentic. Might check on the poison ivy thing, but these would definitely be marketable. Different looking birdhouses always sell!

Looks like good technique for construction.

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

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 02:58 PM


Thank you! Honestly, I can’t figure out what kind of wood this vine is but it has some amazing features to it. I’m hoping to do a another project soon using the actual wood from the vine aside from the bark. Thanks for stopping bye.

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 04:18 PM

Very nice! We put out ~20feeders at a time, but nothing this nice! Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 08:08 AM

I like it. Know what you mean about the squirrels…...................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 11:43 AM

Reminds me of Grizzly Adams…... very natural look. That vine wouldn’t be wild grape, would it? Hard to tell from the photos but looks a bit ‘scaly’ like grapevine.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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