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Project by Steelmum posted 07-21-2008 06:10 PM 1644 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My husband saved this from a tree that was taken down. One of the things I make is bird houses. I saw this as a good opportunity to reuse a house made by our local woodpecker. The roof is made of pallet wood. The trim is all sticks, seedpods, pine cones, even the nail was pulled from another board! It is in a tree and ready for renters.

-- Berta in NC

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 07:09 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 07-21-2008 08:40 PM

That’s really cool!!


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#3 posted 07-21-2008 10:30 PM

I like this a lot. It’s really fun.

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 12:31 AM

Thanks for the post. I have a small tree in my yard with a woodpecker hole, and I though about doing the same thing. The birds build a nest in it every years, so I keep putting off cutting it down. Maybe one day I’ll post my version.

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#5 posted 07-22-2008 01:11 AM

very good bird house !

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#6 posted 07-22-2008 02:16 AM

neat. I saved a similar piece off the firewood pile and had no idea what to do with it until just now. Kinda getting into a birdhouse phase right now, Thanks for the inspiration!

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#7 posted 07-22-2008 05:42 AM

Hmm, looks strikingly familiar, hmmm, where did I see that… oh yeah…. here
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Your’s is a great creation, thanks for sharing…

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#8 posted 07-22-2008 06:41 PM

A great looking birdhouse!

I read once that to attract a woodpecker, is to stuff it with wood shavings.

They enjoy digging the hole themselves.

Good Luck!

I thought I posted some similar birdhouses. I guess I’ll have to post them.

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#9 posted 07-23-2008 11:03 PM

I like that.

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#10 posted 07-29-2008 08:26 PM

Great work!

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#11 posted 07-29-2008 09:01 PM

I get woodpeckers in my yard that look bigger than my dog.. They create major cavities in my trees and I wish that I knew how to repel them

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#12 posted 08-04-2008 11:51 PM

I am sure woody woodpecker would be happy with that house Berta. Nice job. Good luck in the contest.

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#13 posted 08-05-2008 02:26 AM

Everyone has been very nice. Thank you so much!

-- Berta in NC

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