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Project by Sam12 posted 06-02-2014 03:45 AM 2119 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Fellow Lumberjocks!
This is a wolf birdhouse from a Windfield print. The ‘house’ portion is made from MDO plywood and the figured pieces are pine. The eyes are available from the Winfield Collection. I have used Winfield eyes on many projects and love the ‘life-like’ quality they give to any project. The box is sized for a mid-sized bird but it has a 1 1/8” hole for a smaller bird like chickadees or wrens. The original print calls for it to be made from cedar then sealed with clear coat. I wanted to see what it looked like painted though and am happy with the results. It was so much fun to build that I may make one from cedar yet.
As you can see from the pictures the most difficult portion of the build was the muzzle area. It is 5 layers of wood piled on top of each other to create that menacing 3D effect and is almost 3” thick. It took a lot of careful planning, cutting and sanding but in the end it turned out pretty good. I particularly enjoyed this project because not only did it test my woodworking skills but my painting skills as well.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 04:21 AM

I really like it, made me smile, you did a killer job on the painting. Great job :)

-- Anthony--

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 04:30 AM

I like it! Your painting is very good.
What kind of Paint?
I am concerned that your fine work might succumb to the sun and weather.

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 02:28 PM

Very fun project!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 03:05 PM

Very cool ,but I don’t know how many birds want to fly into a wolf’s mouth LOL


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#5 posted 06-02-2014 04:14 PM

I would have thought you would have made it to look like a cat. I t’ot I taw a puddy tat!

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#6 posted 06-02-2014 04:32 PM

Wonderful idea! Well executed.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#7 posted 06-02-2014 06:26 PM

Great job, hope the birds aren’t’ too scared to go in LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 06-02-2014 07:48 PM

Nice job. Any birds in it yet?

-- Chris K

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#9 posted 06-03-2014 10:14 AM

Hello Sam,

you dont really expect any bird to go any where your construction

Its scary enough in 2D Form on the PC let alone a 3D image.

Nice work in the construction and finish!!

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 06-03-2014 02:54 PM

I love it. Great job.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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#11 posted 06-04-2014 02:31 AM

That is really cool. I agree with mcoyfrog and a1Jim…. but I also wonder what kind of place you have where smurfs wander freely in the background…?

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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