Another recycled beer can bird house

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Project by devann posted 03-10-2013 02:40 AM 7269 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a recent example of a bird house that I make that’s nearly 100% recycled. I pick up the 24 oz. aluminum cans when I’m out riding my bicycle, the rest as you can see is just leftovers from around the shop. Enjoy, comment & criticism welcomed.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 03:38 AM

Cute looking birdhouse. I remember making some like that based on Knotts Berry Farm In California.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 04:24 AM

Interesting, nice work. I take it the birds live large in your area? (laughing) My wife’s cat would like these!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 05:18 AM

Mike, I built a bird feeder similar to this but it was a building made to look like a city block. The cat around here likes to lay on top of the feeder hiding behind the parapet walls and ambush the birds.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 09:21 AM

Good one Darrell, another great idea.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 11:05 AM

Nice bird house and a great way to recycle. I may go to the store and get a bunch of full beer cans and start my own bird house today. Wonder if my wife will buy the story when I tell her I am only drinking the beer because I need the empty cans.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 11:49 AM

That’s cool

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 02:23 PM

Very unusual. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 03-10-2013 02:45 PM

Hi Darrel, great recycled birdhouses! The planet could use more people like you :)

-- -Thomas -

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#9 posted 03-10-2013 11:23 PM

I see that you believe that a good offense is the best defense. You confronted the question “where did you get the cans” right up front, because I bet that a lot of us Jocks asked that question before they read the blog.
Great job! I like it. Thanks for the post.
Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#10 posted 03-11-2013 01:46 AM

Great bird hotel. Good to see you Darrell.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 11:55 AM

Great idea and great workmanship.

I don’t ride a bicycle, so I guess I’ll have to drink the beer to get the cans. What a guy has to do! LOL

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#12 posted 03-11-2013 02:57 PM

That is a totally cool design Darrell! ... and the birds actually nest in them?!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#13 posted 03-12-2013 01:50 PM

Thanks All for the kind words.

Elaine, I’ve had a couple people tell me that they had birds nest in them. Of coarse these are some of my best beer can suppliers, go figure.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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