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Project by SteveW posted 04-30-2013 04:24 PM 1398 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With many thanks to John from Belgrave, Ontario, I have tried one of his creations called the Cape Cod.
John has a fabulous collection of birdhouses over at Extreme Birdhouses, and I wanted to give our birds here in Colorado a taste of class when looking for rental properties this spring…
The plans were really good, with only minor changes on my part. Highly recommended.
Now if only I can enlist my son to help this weekend in hoisting this beast high up a pole… Update: I had to wait until Mother’s Day, for the weather to cooperate in putting this beast up on a post.
I trimmed a dead Aspen Tree, and built a sturdy platform, and up it went.
Glad to be done…


-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW





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Marty5965

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 04:44 PM

Wow, nice, but your property taxes will go up…...

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 07:20 PM

Awesome build. You’re following a gifted teacher.

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

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Belg1960

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 08:25 PM

Steve, its a real nice version of the Extreme type birdhouses. I was wondering do you plane both sides to the same thickness first and then add the chamfer?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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SteveW

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#4 posted 05-01-2013 01:42 AM

Thanks for your comments…
I rip all the stock to the size, square on each face,
then use my router table to bevel only two of the four edges.
The insides are not beveled.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 05-03-2013 01:46 PM

Amazingly gorgeous bird houses! Like the way you spoil the birds in your place.

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 04:33 PM

Thanks for the follow up info Steve, much appreciated. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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john

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#7 posted 05-23-2013 01:23 AM

Nice work Steve , You did a great job !
How high did you put it up ?

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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SteveW

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#8 posted 05-23-2013 02:57 AM

thanks,
Its about 30 feet up … I used two sections of scaffolding, secured my ladder to the top, and stood on a home made platform while I worked on
it to secure it to each of the holding struts.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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