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Project by uutank posted 2173 days ago 1715 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co work approached me a few weeks ago and we got to talking about butterfly’s and I mentioned I found a great link to some plans for a butterfly house. Now this is just goofy enough to make it interesting. Heck I never thought a butterfly needed a house bit what the heck. He said ok build that for me..I quoted a terribly low price
and I was off to the races. Now I can’t simply make a plywood box. I couldn’t resist the temptation and framed it out in oak. I also went to Lowe’s and found a 3/4in pipe cap and recessed into the bottom so it could be mounted to a pipe.
It was a fun goofy project that took like 2 hrs and was made up of scraps. I’d be willing to bet these things would sell well at a yard sale or flea market.

here is the link: http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/main/pdf/butterfly.pdf

-- Ray,VA





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TedM

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#1 posted 2173 days ago

They look great! The wife has been after me for quite some time to build a couple of them… soon be winter though and I think they winter in the south… :)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2173 days ago

Thats pretty classy looking in Oak.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Callum Kendall

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#3 posted 2173 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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trifern

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#4 posted 2173 days ago

Nice looking project. Butterflies do not use houses like birds do. They actually lay their eggs on host plants so the larvae have an adequate supply of food. Butterflies use shelters like this to warm their wings and keep their wings dry. Butterflies can’t fly during cool mornings until the dew is off their wings and their body temperature warms up. Anyway, nice project and thanks for sharing Ray.

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2173 days ago

goofy cool!!!!

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Rustic

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#6 posted 2173 days ago

What is the link? I would like to make one for my wife

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relic

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#7 posted 2173 days ago

I think your right about selling these. It looks nice.

-- Andy Stark

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ToddO

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#8 posted 2172 days ago

Nice looking project. I made one out of cedar a couple of years ago, I have never seen a buterfly near the thing. but it looks good in the garden.

-- Todd, Richfield MN

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Timber_Cruiser

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#9 posted 2172 days ago

Interesting, I just printed the same plan last week. My grandmother was wanting one and I liked the simplicity of the project. Awesome job, especially since it is all out of scraps. One thing is for sure, you can’t go wrong with oak. Did you cut the slots on a router table?

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