funny bird house - Zwitscherkasten oak

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Blog entry by Friedel1 posted 03-03-2015 08:57 PM 1819 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The idea came from a neighbor. He had an old “bird feeder” very rot and yet functional. I offered him this bird box rebuild. I then built many of them:-)
First of beech. Ha! Evil mistake! Well, at that point I knew even less about wood properties, but that beech is so bends I never expected.
So I built one from the remnants of a corner seat in oak, 19 mm, finger-jointed. As always, not screwed, not nailed … .just dowelled. The Domino system by Festool is just great.
A carpenter swears by Lamello, but only because he is used to it and had to work with. Just now, everyone has their preference.
Here are some pictures of the assembly:

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 11:03 PM

Clever Idea…Looks like a good way to store your whiskey bottle outside…just be careful of bird nests in the glasses.

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 02:31 PM

A slick idea…..But since I don’t drink, I’d have to let some birds live in that house….When the bottle is empty, put it on a tree, and you’ll have some feathered fowl put it to good use…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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