For Rent - (Cheep)

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Thanks to John for his inspiration.


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#1 posted 538 days ago

Gonna spoil them birds…lol Neat project rookie II

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 538 days ago

Very nice. I always wanted to make a bird house to put in my backyard.
I have looked around a bit and I really like this model.
Do you mind if I “borrow” it?
Going in my favorites.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#3 posted 538 days ago

“Borrow” all you want.

The only comment I would make is if you do an overlap at the roof peak, you’ll need to make one of the roof panels 7 1/2” inches wide.


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#4 posted 537 days ago

Wow!, Nice birdhouse! I slapped this into favorites before I even read the description. I’ve built a lot of stuff, but never a birdhouse. This one is so cool, I guess it’s time. Thanks for posting this, and, including the plans.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#5 posted 537 days ago

I’ve had a couple of questions sent my way, so I’ll plug the answers here.

In the “plans” when it says 12”=6 that just means you’ll need 6, 12” 1×1 logs, etc….

The hole in the door is 1 3/4”, but can be any size you wish based on type birds your willing to “rent” to.

The door is actually scrap red cedar, the rest is scrap white cedar. If you decide to use cedar, and wish to add a color, like for the roof, be sure to use a stain. Paint will peel off.

Once I get the first layer built, I clamp it to the bench and continue building.

And the little wren houses in the back are based on a advertisement I saw in a 1906 magazine. They were offered for 25 cents! I updated them a bit by adding air conditioning (I just cut the peaks in the front and back for air flow). The bottom unscrews for easy cleaning.


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#6 posted 536 days ago

very sharp

-- greg indiana

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#7 posted 536 days ago

Nice rookie – I have a healthy pile of scrap cedar looking for a project. I am going to take a run at making a couple of these.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 536 days ago

These are cool,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 535 days ago

Lovely birdhouses! Like the color choice of stain used, makes them more attractive. Great design and build as well.

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