It's For The Birds!

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Project by TedM posted 04-13-2009 12:49 PM 1634 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No, I didn’t build this with a ‘Thoober’ in mind but you might think so! LOL! This was a fun project that I made as an Easter present for my wife (she calls it a Seuss Hoose). It sits in on a tree that the top broke off of a couple of years ago and is in full view of our dining room table (actually it’s pretty hard to miss!) where she delights in watching the many birds that frequent our place. I had to come up with something to top the Easter Bonnet Plant Pot I made her last year, and it sure did! :)

The house measures about 40 inches from the finial to the bottom of the base with a maximum diameter of about 13 inches. It has two levels with two ‘apartments’ on each level. Both the finial and the center portion of the base were turned. The ‘pole’ is around 12’ high.

It was nice to relax a bit and make something whimsical and crazy.

Thanks for looking. Happy Easter everyone!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#1 posted 04-13-2009 02:30 PM

Really cool. I love to see how creative people are with their bird houses. Sometimes I wonder if the birds ever say “Yes, I live in the the brightly colored house in Joe’s back yard.”

Great work, keep it up, and keep posting pictures.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#2 posted 04-13-2009 03:57 PM

Great looking piece, how much is the rent?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 04-13-2009 04:10 PM

Nice work Ted !! It has a similar look to a dovecote .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 04-13-2009 05:30 PM

This is great. What is the roof made of?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#5 posted 04-13-2009 06:04 PM

Thanks all for your kind comments!

Rob, I love the thought of birds talking about their homes! I’m still laughing!

savannah, are you wiling to do some maintenance? Perhaps we can work out a discount? :)

john, thanks for the tip! Now I have something to reference it by!

firecaster, the roof is made of plywood, the only thing around that was large enough. Concentric circles were bandsawn at 45 degrees and then reassembled to form the pitch.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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