|Project by hoss12992||posted 03-24-2013 02:31 AM||1810 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
These are just plain turned cedar birdhouses. We are blessed with ALOT of cedar trees on the farm, and can only use so many fence post and barn poles, so after the post and poles are cut to length we use the drops and go to the lathe. Alot of folks around here sure do like these turned birdhouses, and have sent them all over the US and a few other countries. They are super easy to make, and great for kids and beginners to practice their turning skills. We also turn them out of walnut, and other woods, but cedar is our primary wood used, as it is very abundant here, and holds up well out in the weather. Some we leave natural but most have some sort of finish on them. Most folks seem to favor the ones that we put tung oil and then poly on. I usually drill a 1 1/2” hole in them but about anything will work. I also put a I screw in the top of them. These are just a few of the ones we do, and they usually turn out alright.
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