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Project by Woodwrecker posted 08-23-2008 03:16 AM 2106 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I get a lot of off cuts, crate wood and left over wood from a few companies in the town I work in. Some real nice, some not so nice.
My skill level is no where near what some of you guys knock out, but I enjoy the heck out of it.
I’m trying to accumulate equipment as my budget will allow and I read a lot of what you all post to give me some tips.
Thanks for looking.
(My youngest son wants a million bird houses to sell at the Church craft sale…....that’s a lot of bird houses…)

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#1 posted 08-23-2008 03:25 AM

Wow! That is so cool, I really love the straight lines and simplicity of design. The table is cool too.

-- Ciao, gth.

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 08-23-2008 03:31 AM

welcome to lumberjocks ! Table looks good.

Gotta start collecting tools sometime.

Keep an eye out on , you might find good deals on woodworking tools.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 08-23-2008 04:30 AM

Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 08-23-2008 07:00 AM

Nice job, the table looks great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 08-23-2008 04:25 PM

that is LOVELY

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 08-24-2008 02:42 AM

I like this tables design. Nice work. 1,000,000 bird houses? Only 999,999 to go.

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

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#7 posted 08-25-2008 12:59 AM

Nice job Woodwrecker

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 08-26-2008 01:40 AM

That is some wild grain in the legs. Very unique. Nice looking table and birdhouse.

Make one a day and you will be done in 3,000 years. Not too bad.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 08-28-2008 10:52 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 09-28-2008 04:33 PM

A great job of recycling wood, & great craftsmanship.

A lot of my woodworking has been done with crate lumber.

When my sons were in the Cub scouts, I designed a Wren house that created 32 houses form one sheet of plywood.

I had some of the other fathers come & help one day,

& we made 64 birdhouses for about $10 of material, which was the price of plywood at the time.

We sold them for $2.50 each. A pretty profitable sale

Don’t ask me about the cutting pattern, because I don’t remember. Its been a long time ago, about 50 years. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 05-11-2009 08:32 PM

My random input on birdhouses. I did an experiment last year with an oak ply vs. an MDF wren house. Actually the MDF was my template, but I used it anyways. I used the same measurements and 3/4” sheet goods and finished with spray-on Thompson’s water seal. The MDF lasted about 3 weeks and the oak plywood lasted all season, but wintered poorly. The ply layers started to pull apart and peel like a banana. It did, however hatch out 2 clutches of house wren eggs, so I did the same house with solid pine this year in the same spot and have wrens setting up residence this week.

My kids love watching the birds come and go with sticks and grass. It makes for a fun quick side project.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#12 posted 05-11-2009 08:49 PM

way cool, far out,good to the max. I guess i’m showing years from which I come Man. LOL

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