For the Birds

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Project by KelvinGrove posted 124 days ago 2055 views 6 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. I can do three kinds of work....good, fast, and cheap. Pick two.

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#1 posted 124 days ago

Very cool and totally unique design ,good job.

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#2 posted 124 days ago

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 124 days ago

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 124 days ago

I like it! Kool.

-- "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 124 days ago

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 sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 124 days ago

Nice job. I like it.

-- jroot

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#7 posted 124 days ago

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. I can do three kinds of work....good, fast, and cheap. Pick two.

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#8 posted 124 days ago

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 123 days ago

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 123 days ago

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

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#11 posted 123 days ago

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

-- Have a happy day!

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