Cedar Bird Condo

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Project by gwolfe1977 posted 228 days ago 531 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bird house for my grandmother. She really enjoys watching the various birds that hang around her yard. I applied 1 coat of teak oil and followed with 3 coats of poly. I sanded with 1000 grit and applied 3 more coats of poly. Thanks for looking!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#1 posted 228 days ago

Looks like you took this design to a different level, a few levels. Nice job on the build and great piece of cedar. I’m sure you used exterior poly.

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

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#2 posted 228 days ago

That is incredible. As someone who just got into woodworking, this is inspiring. I would just have no idea how to approach something like this.

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#3 posted 228 days ago

Very nice design and build. I’ll bet your grandmother is thrilled.

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

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#4 posted 228 days ago

Gary, Great design!!! It really looks like a real little home. I have never seen a birdhouse of that kind…. Usually they are rather drab….. this has style and has a welcoming look to it.
That is nice timber, is it a hardwood? Lovely swirls in that wood that the Teak oil really brings out. Extra good job and fine project….Your Grandmother and the Birds will be very pleased…....What kind of birds do you have there?



-- Cliff Australia

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#5 posted 227 days ago

cool ,really like that aromatic red build a feeder to go along side of it.great job.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#6 posted 227 days ago

Very nice, a nice gift for your grandmother, this also reminds me that I need to get outside and feed mine :)

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#7 posted 227 days ago

Great job buddy. Love the cedar condo! I really like your design. Im sure your Grandma was thrilled.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 227 days ago

Many thanks to everyone for the comments! Much appreciated!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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