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Project by L posted 02-26-2009 09:24 PM 1862 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Build a rustic birdhouse… I added a little state coloring to mine. Also for added dimension, rather than merely painting the star of Texas on the field, I cut one out of 3/4” wood.

Note on the second pic that there is a separation of the top half from the bottom. The bottom is on a hinge so that I can gain access to the inside and clean the house out. I have the hose attached to a threaded flange so all I have to do is unscre it from 10’ high 3/4” black pipe to take it down and paint or repair it.

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 11:31 PM

don’t you just love old barn boards?? This is beautiful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 06-05-2009 05:43 PM

Cedar is one wood trhat ages gracefully in the Texas heat… surprisingly, the Norm Abram Bench that I made is from PT and it also aged very nicely in the TX heat. The grain ridges add such character to it. And to think I used PT to withstand New England weather and two years after building, I was x-fer’d to TX.

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 02:24 PM

I am anxious to build some bird houses myself. I have some old barn board, but for some reason it hadn’t occurred to me to use it for this. It would be pine, though, so I might just stick with some cedar that I have.

Excellent work.

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