For the Birds

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Project by KelvinGrove posted 03-22-2014 10:06 PM 2602 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Rent: Seven new units in the area’s hottest new bird condo development. Immediate possession. Plenty of bugs, lake near by, new landscaping, and no cats.

I actually have to say a special thanks to Lumber Jock PD’s for this project. He has a very nice one with grape vine and cedar trim. Have a look at it here . When I showed his version to my wife she wanted one so I took the opportunity to combine his wonderful design with a bird house for our garden.

The entire thing is built from pallet wood. The finish is three colors of clear stain (white over blue over green) covered with a coat of clear poly. Now if I can just get the birds moved in!

Oh, and she picked up wild flower seeds on the last trip to Farm Supply and she filled the pot with dirt just after I took the last picture….should be about 6 weeks till it is full of color.

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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#1 posted 03-22-2014 11:12 PM

Very cool and totally unique design ,good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 11:49 PM

This looks great, good job.

-- The wood tells me what to build, I have to figure out where to put the screws and nails.

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#3 posted 03-23-2014 01:01 AM

I love it! How much does the Penthouse go for? I have to add this to my to-do list. We have a lot of homeless birds in Waco.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#4 posted 03-23-2014 01:47 AM

I like it! Kool.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 03-23-2014 02:41 AM

Great job. On the next one, instead of flowers, build in a small bird bath and a feeder…I did something like this as well

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 03-23-2014 01:35 PM

Nice job. I like it.

-- jroot

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#7 posted 03-23-2014 01:54 PM

Thanks Haw,

The bird bath is a good idea. I could build it around a small tank with a float valve from a stock tank. That way it would stay full all the time and it would give the dogs a place to drink when they go to the garden with us. As for a feeder, birds that nest in colony’s are typically insectivores and around our garden there is plenty for them to eat!

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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#8 posted 03-23-2014 03:07 PM

Holy cow! That looks just like my neighbors!

Wait! It is my neighbors. I can see it from my front porch, for heaven’s sakes.

Nice job there, neighbor. Looking forward to seeing residents in it. You just might deserve a barley pop.

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#9 posted 03-23-2014 05:27 PM

Well that is sure a unique take on the bird house…I really like it Kevin. Nice job sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 03-24-2014 02:30 AM

I cannot help but love this. Sharing it on our community Facebook page!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#11 posted 03-24-2014 01:23 PM

Love this! Going on my todo list for the garden.

-- Have a happy day!

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