License Plate Wren House - My First Project!

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Project by KaferKrazy posted 01-25-2013 09:39 AM 1661 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, we all have to start somewhere, right ;)

I’d like to consider myself a pretty handy fellow but I’ve just never had the opportunity to get into woodworking. My wife got the family to chip in to buy me my very first table saw for my birthday and I’m having a blast learning how to use it!

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 09:54 AM

You seem very resourceful and creative. You should become a good woodworker. Welcome to LJ. I hope your birds don’t get any speeding tickets.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 12:36 PM

Nice. good project. Do you unscrew the LP to clean it out each year?

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#3 posted 01-25-2013 04:38 PM

Nice! Have the same idea and will be building about 6 of these. I purchased a few road signs from an auction and part of that bulk there were some license plates thrown in. So I plan to do the same. Thanks for posting, great idea and they look marvelous!

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 07:57 PM

Very nice birdhouse! I’m sure the wrens will love it.

Welcome to the world of woodworking—you’re off to a great start!

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

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#5 posted 01-25-2013 08:00 PM

Looks great! It’s a nice idea, too.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 01-25-2013 08:21 PM

Nice little project!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 01-25-2013 09:32 PM

Yeah it’s a great start. So neat the birds will love it.


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#8 posted 01-25-2013 10:57 PM

nice idea ! welcome to LJ !

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#9 posted 01-26-2013 12:16 AM

Very nice, welcome to LJ. Always nice to see a fellow CT resident lol.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#10 posted 01-26-2013 09:30 PM

Looks good, welcome to lumberjacks. If you’re going to be power tool woodworking, get a bandsaw .(2 wheel)

-- Jeff,

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 09:40 PM

I’m saving an old plate for the very same purpose. Welcome to lumberjocks!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#12 posted 02-01-2013 03:06 AM

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I look forward to sharing more in the future.

Ratchet – yes, I used screws specifically for that reason. Even bird houses need a good cleaning now and then ;)

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