Wren Hut

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Project by trifern posted 08-21-2008 12:44 AM 1669 views 6 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Gorilla Challenge entry. It is a birdhouse turned from box elder. The top and bottom were turned separately and glued together with Gorilla super glue. The top has a brass 7mm tube super glued into it to minimize wear from the copper hanger. It is finished with spar urethane.

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#1 posted 08-21-2008 12:55 AM

VERY COOL! This is a really neat piece…

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#2 posted 08-21-2008 12:58 AM

Very Cool Joe! Where are you finding your wood?

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#3 posted 08-21-2008 12:58 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 08-21-2008 01:21 AM

Hmmm . . . do Gorillas eat Wren? :-)

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#5 posted 08-21-2008 01:28 AM

I thought you were going to say you turned the tree and used gorilla glue on the leaves!! :>)

Nice bird house- hope you get some “renters”in the spring


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#6 posted 08-21-2008 01:49 AM

I doubt it will be long before someone claims this one! A happy wren family indeed!

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#7 posted 08-21-2008 02:23 AM

Very nice Joe. The grain and colors really look nice with the shape of the turning. You are going to make some wren a very happy renter!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 08-21-2008 02:31 AM

Hopefully those wrens will value chatoyance. Great project!

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#9 posted 08-21-2008 04:07 AM

i love this!!!

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#10 posted 08-21-2008 05:00 AM

Joe, this looks great. you did a very good turn on this little house.

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#11 posted 08-21-2008 05:03 AM

That is a great looking wren hut.

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#12 posted 08-21-2008 07:58 AM

Very nice


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#13 posted 08-21-2008 08:59 AM

Reminds me of the hats I see the locals wearing out in the rice fields. Love the patina and the colors, good luck in the Monkey Mastic contest.

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#14 posted 08-21-2008 02:03 PM

the grain in the bottom looks like a landscape (to me) and then the top makes it look like mountains rising above the land. Stunning!

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#15 posted 08-21-2008 03:31 PM

Very nice Joe – As usual you did a great job on this, how much is rent?

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