|Project by scottb||posted 09-01-2008 02:09 AM||3307 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This is a contender as an entry in the Gorilla Glue contest. I’ve got another birdhouse in progress in the basement and another, rather ambitious one on the back burner, inspired by a (I don’t even know what to call it… a mini brick and mortar wall in a tree at the Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island. – Yes you read that right, no I don’t have a photo), But I digress.
This six-sided birdhouse is made completely out of oak and some (nearly) 4×4 tiles (made in Italy) all salvaged from the day job. Approx 3” to a side, 6.5” across at the widest point, about 7” deep. The only hardware (screws) used are to hold the back of the house to the tree, and the house to the back – and keep it removable for cleaning. All joinery (wood to wood, and tile to wood) is done with the Gorilla Glue precision pen. This white glue foams up very little and is super easy to clean off compared to the original formula Gorilla Glue. A little scraping of the (minimal) squeeze out and you’re done.
The other birdhouse I’m still working on is another testament to the holding power of this white glue – It has a clay pot for the roof, and holds surprisingly well with so few contact points. It’s a bit heavier than this one, and I’m still working out where to put it and how to mount it – pictures to come when I do.
It doesn’t have a perch as one would expect, because of comments I’d read here, where bigger birds would use the perch as a place to stand and harass the smaller birds inside.
I mounted it over the rosebushes in the back yard, (on the edge of the woods) and can be seen from the kitchen window. (I was thinking about mounting the squirrel ferris wheel in that spot – for a little entertainment while doing the dishes, but having them fall in the roses would just be mean)