Drumset Birdhouse

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Project by Steve posted 03-26-2014 01:22 PM 892 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this drumset birdhouse for a contest held at our Gwinnett Woodworkers Association meeting last Saturday. I’ve been wanting to make a stave snare drum, so this was a good opportunity to try that process out on a smaller scale. The bass drum is made up of 8 boards with 22.5 degree bevels. I rounded the outside of it using my bandsaw. The smaller drum is just a glued up block of wood cut in a circle. I glued on thin strips of oak for rims. The drum sticks and silver drum lugs are pieces of 3/16” dowel rod. I turned the cymbal from a pine circle on the lathe, which was my first time turning the face of a board.

This birdhouse will probably stay on display in my shop, so I bought some fake birds and moss from Hobby Lobby to have something inside it to look at. It was a fun project and good opportunity to learn some new processes I haven’t tried before. Oh, I got 2nd place in the contest too!

Click here to go to our club's facebook page to see all the birdhouses in the contest.

Click here to watch my video of this project build.

Thanks! Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 01:36 PM

Awesome job Steve. You must have made this for The Little Drummer Bird.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 01:45 PM

Only 2nd??

Pretty darn cute…..........

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 02:15 PM

Very cute

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 02:17 PM

You did a fantastic job. Creativity and build are top notch!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 03:53 PM

What a great idea, and wonderfully executed!

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 05:46 PM

Quite impresive inovation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 05:46 PM

Hello Steve
Awesome work and very original

I like your idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 11:41 PM

Always like your work. Ery clever. Not sure where your ideas come from, I ran out long ago.

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#10 posted 03-27-2014 12:03 AM

Awesome work!

-- David

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#11 posted 03-27-2014 04:17 AM

I’d love to see what took 1’st. good job

-- Stan, Shelbyville, Ky

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#12 posted 03-28-2014 12:34 PM

Great job on the Birdhouse. Enjoyed the drum licks too on your YouTube Channel. You are a skilled woodworker AND drummer!!! Played myself in the past! Have a set of Ludwigs, so enjoyed seeing the Logo on the Blues Birds Bass drum. Very fun from another woodworker and drummer!

-- Steve at WeekendWoodworking

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#13 posted 03-28-2014 07:16 PM

Awesome project. I will have to do one for my son. He is a drummer also. In school majoring in music.

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#14 posted 03-28-2014 07:27 PM

Very cool project.


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