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Project by 72hw posted 375 days ago 752 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made for a dear friend who just bought a new house, I based this all wood project on the plastic one I saw online. She is the ‘Queen of Google Maps’ so I figured it only fitting to have her new home marked accordingly!

I don’t have much hope it will ever be inhabited due to the dark color of the entrance, but I made the house behind the Google marker with small wren type birds in mind. Basic 4’x4’ floor, a few inches to the floor from the door and a hinged roof to clean out the house if needed.

This was also my first experiment with a scroll saw and spray paint – I think it came out OK but the process was not without it’s challenges. Obviously my taping skills need work – though all lines came out clean my over zealous use of tape instead of paper left marks on the red paint after I painted the black border and center. I did not let the red dry long enough I think so when I decided it needed to be sanded and repainted, I let the black dry for 72 hours before laying tape on it. This seemed to work as I got an even coat out of both colors at the end of the day.

The birdhouse was hung while my friend was away and I guess it was quite a moment when she noticed it from the hot tub the next morning!

Thanks for checking it out!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 375 days ago

72 that design shows excellent thought on several levels. It not only marks her hime but someone else’s!
BTW your avatar, trad man? Nice top out! climb on

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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steliart

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#2 posted 374 days ago

cool thinking

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 371 days ago

Cool birdhouse! I’m sure she loves it. Great work!

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