|Forum topic by Theewoodworking||posted 12-03-2015 11:39 PM||378 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-03-2015 11:39 PM
We had already bought in the past several birdhouses or bird houses. Most of them are rubbish! Only spruce just nailed with compressed air … not quality. On the web birdhouses for over 3,000.00 EUR are offered, which are not worth 20,00 EUR.
Line the bottom I made of meranti glued timber. The Meranti boards cut to greater length, dowelled with 10 dominoes and then glued waterproof. Then cut to final dimensions and milled edges around.
Then the wall-timbers cut. Of course, everything with the circular saw, because I have not had a table saw. Beginning fiddly work because of the narrow pieces. These woods I then rounded to the router. Still had no router table … These woods I have then all dowelled with 6 dominoes and glued waterproof!
The feet are made of meranti bolt. These were easy to cut with the miter saw.
The gables are made of meranti glued timber. principle same as the base plate.
More difficult was the shingles. And I had to cut along the boards because of the grain. Maximum 2-2.5 mm thickness. Mind you, all this with the circular saw on the MFT / 3 System. Then rounded to the router, the edge in the waistband of 10 strips, cut length shingle, rounded with the router, length Dachsch …. etc.
Finally I have any water to reach corners closed with silicone. Meranti not rot, but it does not look nice.
Clear everything I had honed. As a primer, I applied Xyladecor primer. Against discoloration. Subsequently abgschlossen with Xyladecor-Dickschichtlasur. Thins, 3 times.
The bird I have from the network. First placed by hand on paper and then cut out a Meranti board with the scroll saw.