MCs OSB Duck Box

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Project by robscastle posted 08-25-2015 11:07 PM 1455 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Activities at The Castle this couple of weeks have been fairly hectic,if it was not my Son building stuff it was me.

Lots of noise, and saw dust, even got some on Aurora’s washing ….Grrrr, otherwise lotta fun.

The Duck Box.

A family friend MCs kids have some chooks and now two Ducks have been added to the Pen.

As ducks sleep on the ground as opposed to roosting like the Chooks he asked me to make a three sided box for them 600mm x 400mm.

This was the result.

It’s the “Smiths Crisps” Pallet again! along with some OSB off cuts utilised.

The internal chamfered edging was the off cuts from my OSB ute box moulding recycled.

The Ramp

After I built it I realised they will need a ramp to get in for a while,... so I added a ramp.
Its removable via two screws at the front.


It will be inside the “Chook Pen” so its another experimental item for my OSB duration testing.

Speaking of OSB a friend from came by and we got talking about OSB as it happens he has OSB on the floor of his lounge andits been there for 30 Years! what a surprise, I had never noticed next time I am there I will pay more attention to his floor.


A coat of sanding sealer and its done, not sure if the family will decorate it or not.

I will see if I can get a picture of it occupied after its delivery.

Well thats enough PC based wood working back to it!

-- Regards Rob

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-25-2015 11:30 PM

The ducks are actually going to go there to sleep? :)

They must be very small ducks to need a ramp…

Looks COOL… if they will use it…

I have never seen a Duck Box before… :)

I’m not sure what a “chook” is either… :)

Not sure about your OSB… but, as it gets wet and moisture gets to it, wouldn’t it be possible for Bad Chemicals in the OSB to rub into the ducks? ... If so, you might want to give a few coats of Marine Varnish for protection… (???)

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 12:14 AM

Nifty idea. You’ll have to get a video of them all in a row..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 04:40 AM

Rob, but what keeps the little critters dry????

Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 05:21 AM

First duck box I have ever seen! Nice job, it should keep them high and dry ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 08-26-2015 06:14 AM

Heeeyyy all sorts of great replies:- so I had better get typing while the glue id drying, I was really going to have a beer but it will have to wait.

Yep that is the plan they are going to sleep there
At this stage they both are small enough th hold in your hands, growing fast.
As to them using it, well who knows with pets.

OK the Chook, its a slang? term used to describe a female hen, they lay eggs and get eaten enmass at KFC but not these ones they are family pets!

OSB and dodgy glue and other bonding chemicals.
From the spec sheets I read there are no toxic chemicals in the fabrication process, or so they say !

I will recommend however the kids design a paint scheme and paint it just in case.
They have just replaced all of them after a fox came for a midnight snack so I dont want a repeat death.
(A Fox is a small dog looking creature orange fur petite body but a deadly feral pest in backyards eating cats and slaughtering chickens, and ducks too.)

Yes a video is in order, pending they use it of course.

Bob Wemm:-
Ducks love the water, but their box is a shed and at night they are tucked in.

Bob “Topo”

Thanks, lets hope they use it.

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 08-26-2015 07:00 AM

frist there where dog bed now duck bed cool.

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