Gnome Hat Birdhouse

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Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 05-24-2015 02:52 AM 1529 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is a birdhouse I had a lot of fun building today with my oldest son. The house is made of rough sawn cherry, live-edge black walnut and pine. We cut the body of the house from the cherry, assembled it with Titebond III and brads. Screwed on the base and brad nailed on the pine roof. Gave the roof a coat of water based green stain and sprayed the house with shellac. The house is 22” tall, 10” deep and 7” wide. It was really fun to make.

I guess you’re wondering about the other two photos. Right? This morning I saw a classified ad about a retiring woodworker that was selling his wood pile. I bought it and loaded up. After bringing it home, we brought it in the shop and separated all the wood. Along with long pieces of red oak, poplar and some nice 8/4 walnut, I had a lot of short pieces of cherry, walnut, oak, pine and douglas fir. What can you do with a lot of shorts? Make birdhouses, picture frames and such. Picture frames and such to follow in the next few days. Today was birdhouse day. So, we make a gnome hat birdhouse.

Oh, and I got 7 pipe clamps out of the deal too. Thanks, Jerry.

Appreciate you looking at the project.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#1 posted 05-24-2015 07:22 AM

I like the birdhouse, but more that you had a lot of fun building it with your oldest son.

Thanks for sharing.


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#2 posted 05-24-2015 01:38 PM

When can I sign the lease? Great project, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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