Kitchen Birdhouse

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Project by gbear posted 07-04-2008 01:04 AM 2887 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 07-04-2008 02:17 AM

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 07-04-2008 02:45 AM

Nice work gbear and great use of reclaimed materials .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#3 posted 07-04-2008 05:29 PM

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 07-08-2008 01:11 PM

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

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 07-08-2008 01:45 PM

love it

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

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#6 posted 07-13-2008 06:11 PM

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 07-23-2008 10:57 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 08-05-2008 01:03 AM

Great job. Good luck in the contest.

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

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#9 posted 08-10-2008 03:10 AM

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 09-14-2009 03:11 AM

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

-- Janice

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#11 posted 09-14-2009 03:12 AM

cool and fun project looks super.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 09-14-2009 03:20 AM

very fun!!! great job on the recycling…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 09-14-2009 03:30 AM

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 10-03-2009 05:32 PM

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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