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Pueblo Bird House

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Project by dansnow posted 06-13-2013 11:37 PM 2977 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found the dimensioned, (sorta) sketch for this bird house while wandering the internet. Mine is made from 1/2” MDF with a 3/4” Poplar base. Ladder is made from cedar and poplar dowels. Painted with several coats of matte finish lacquer.

Thanks for looking

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts





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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 12:45 AM

Looks like a great project for your kids. Nice.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 02:06 PM

I don’t think mdf will hold up outdoors. Fun idea though. Love the cactus.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 02:10 PM

From the notes on the sketch it’s design is more decorative than functional. I’m counting on the 4 coats of color lacquer and 2 coats of clear matte lacquer to hold up.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 05:57 PM

Very nice.

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#5 posted 06-14-2013 09:01 PM

You have Pueblo Birds in your neighborhood? I hear they are very rare. ;-)

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 09:34 PM

That’s true. That’s why when I advertise it in my shop I’ll have to raise the price! Not many folks making pueblos for the Pueblo bird!! LOL!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#7 posted 06-15-2013 11:01 AM

Do you live in Chiapas? ;) Neat one!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 06-15-2013 02:12 PM

It’s a nice birdhouse and looks like a fun and enjoyable project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 06-18-2013 04:20 PM

Very cool birdhouse! Like the design especially the stairs and cactus. Well done!

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