As soon as I saw KnotCurser's bird house I wanted to make one.
I downloaded a photo of the google place marker. Imported it into Sketchup to use as a guide for the proportions. I’m still learning sketckup but once I found the “offset” button things went really smoothly—hint the inner boarder is an offset of the outline. I set the print to 1:1 and printed off a number of blank pages. If anyone knows how to control how to position a drawing on a page please let me know—I still have not figured it out other than printing only page 5 of 9 pages.
I spray glued the template on a piece of 1”x 10” pine; roughly cut it out on the bandsaw; then sanded up to the line. I then cut some scrapes to the shape of the can and attached to the back side of the facade; drilled some pilot holes and attached the facade to the can.
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