Kitchen Birdhouse

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Project by gbear posted 2213 days ago 2077 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently replaced my fence but I didn’t want to waste the used redwood. I made a number of different “art” projects from it, one of which was this birdhouse. In this particular project I left the fence wood as it was when I removed it. The birdhouse was then adorrned with other obsolete or discarded items which I had salvaged. The theme of this project was to reclaim the kitchen and I used a variety of kitchen items including the sink strainer (but not the sink!). It is a whimsical piece designed to make one smile as well as evoke memories of earlier times (my grandmother had a grater just like that!). I hope you enjoy it and thanks for viewing.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#1 posted 2213 days ago

This is a fun project.

Thanks for sharing

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#2 posted 2213 days ago

Nice work gbear and great use of reclaimed materials .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#3 posted 2212 days ago

This is fantastic… My wife would love it. Great Job! Thanks!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#4 posted 2208 days ago

Now that’s good use of old junk…..... Great project.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 2208 days ago

love it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 2203 days ago

Very Nice!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 2193 days ago

yah this is fantastic. So whimsical and such a conversation piece!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 2181 days ago

Great job. Good luck in the contest.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 2176 days ago

great job have plans for multi floor bird house when i get more time to work on them

-- clem de,

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#10 posted 1776 days ago

Very cute, but where do the birds go in at?

-- Janice

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#11 posted 1776 days ago

cool and fun project looks super.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1776 days ago

very fun!!! great job on the recycling…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 1776 days ago

Janice…it’s hard to see in the photos but just above the sink strainer there is a knot whole (with no knot) which would allow access.
Thanks for looking and commenting guys!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#14 posted 1756 days ago

Wow I really like this one.Great imagination.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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