"A Tudor for Tweeters"

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Heres a little birdhouse I made for my grandmother. She actually helped me make some of it!! It consists of a Cedar everything. Most of the wider pieces were edge joined. I used Tight bond III to make this birdhouse indestructible to the weather, we painted it with I believe hunter green. Most of the larger pieces were nailed together and the smaller pieces were glued together. This is a fun little project for a weekend but let me tell you, cutting out all the little pieces for the Tudor Style is a pain, there is a ton of them. The bottom also separates from the top to clean it out. You can also put a galvanized pipe flange on the bottom and attach a pipe to that to stick it into the ground. This is what we did later. My grandma put it up in her garden and said there was a bird moving in the first day she put it there. The plan was in WOOD Magazine and is relatively easy to make.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#1 posted 2210 days ago

No wonder a bird moved in the first day – it looks great!

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#2 posted 2210 days ago

Thanks TedM that’s what my grandma was telling me lol

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#3 posted 2210 days ago

Great job Tyler.

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#4 posted 2210 days ago

Tyler, you are going to be some great wood worker. Your work has grown from the first day you joined. That is a great story and project. It’s still inspiring to see someone young so into this kind of thing. Keep posting and watch your fingers. push sticks are cheaper than emergency room doctors.

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#5 posted 2210 days ago

Nice looking birdhouse. I bet your grandmother is very proud. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 2209 days ago

Hey Tyler,

That’s a really cool birdhouse, and you did a great job on it. You’ve got me thinking about making one like that myself.

-- John

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#7 posted 2202 days ago

Nice work!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 2178 days ago

great work. keep it up

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#9 posted 2156 days ago

Thats a nice birdhouse.

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#10 posted 1812 days ago

Very nice, I made one just like yours. Yours turned out much better than mine. Anyway, nice work!

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