|Project by JamesJMcFadden||posted 01-02-2014 01:53 AM||2346 views||9 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this birdhouse as a gift for a woodworking friend. The inspiration was repurposing the painted over redwood house siding that I found in a construction dumpster (photo 2). Once I removed the paint the result was clear redwood shown in photo 6. Amazing transformation! I am in PA so we don’t see much redwood in these parts. I added a quarter sawn sycamore accent piece, glued to the redwood. Sycamore is an underrated wood in my view, gorgeous stuff. The redwood slides in and out of the front for hanging or cleaning out the birdhouse and is held in place with a brass screw into the shelf base which you can see if you look close towards the bottom. The poplar is finished in spar urethane for outdoor use. The redwood and sycamore left natural. The gift recipient happens to be a professional photographer and he kindly took a photo of the gift in his studio which is nice to have. Happy New Year!