Bird House Ornaments

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Project by hunter71 posted 10-11-2013 10:55 AM 1584 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making these little bird houses for years. I was recently RE-INSPIRED by fellow L/J Calgary Bill when he posted his using some little feathered friends to spice them up. I have plenty of aged Hickory so I set off to turn out a few for some friends. So far most have been in the rustic theme showing the bark ring of the tree. I have added a few Cherry ornament types shown in pic #2. They are 2-3 piece operations so I can hollow them out and then glue them back together. I build the display rack to take some down to a local shop on consignment, but they were all sold first, guess it will be back to the shop to turn out some more today. Mentone’s Colorfest is next weekend.
I won’t be one of the vendors, but some of my stuff makes it into local shops.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 10-11-2013 11:46 AM

Very charming! Sounds like you have a winner, and looks back that up. Good luck on your consignments.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-11-2013 11:46 AM

They all look great Doug! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 10-11-2013 01:39 PM

These are beautiful looking birdy homes Doug. They can be displayed in many different ways. Yes Calgary Bill’s birds added a lot to the final outcome. Well done. Great display rack for them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 02:21 PM

Love the bird houses.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 02:38 PM

All of them are very nice Hunter. I have turned a few birdhouses myself and used little fake feathered birds on the indoor ones too. It really livens them up. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 10-11-2013 03:18 PM

good job Hunter.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#7 posted 10-11-2013 03:23 PM

Those are looking great. I really like how you’ve retained the bark to get the rustic look. Nice looking display stand as well.

-- Calgary Bill

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#8 posted 10-11-2013 03:28 PM

Hello Doug,

Again a nice example of woodworking. Thanks for sharing.


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#9 posted 10-11-2013 04:26 PM

These are all cute and you did a nice job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 10-11-2013 05:18 PM

These are really cool. Great job Doug

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#12 posted 10-13-2013 12:12 PM

Very colorful, very nice

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#13 posted 10-13-2013 02:03 PM

I like those! Very eye-catching. I hope your display brings in a lot of sales.


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#14 posted 10-13-2013 03:19 PM

Great job Doug. I too like the addition of the little birds.

Those would look neat hanging on a Christmas tree.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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