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Project by kiefer posted 06-09-2017 04:41 PM 2841 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bunch of bird houses my Grandson and I made .
We used spruce for the first one (middle in pic 6 ) as I had a diamond pattern board in the off cut bin and it looked great for the roof and went from thereto make several more out of red pine which we both liked better because of the colour .we used Tite Bond 3 glue and 23ga brads to assemble them so they should stand up for some years
One of them we gave to a couple that are visiting from the UK as a gift and another is a birthday present for my daughter and the rest will find a home I am sure .
Here is the link to the jig I made to cut the diamond pattern which I use on boxes but it also works well for this to give the roof a interesting shingle look and takes no time it all .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 05:17 PM

very cool build and getting shop time with the grandkids is always time to cherish,great job buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 05:17 PM

That birdhouses looking great with the diamond pattern. Well done.


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#3 posted 06-09-2017 05:30 PM

Love the diamond pattern and shop time with grandkids is priceless. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 06:28 PM

Time well spent and skills learned by being with the Master!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 06:38 PM

That is a fancy roof for a bird house…. lol

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 07:01 PM

Klaus, I believe you mean Diamonds for “Deserving” birds !

Very good looking (I mean unique) birdhouses .


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 07:04 PM

You and your grandson did a great job on these good looking birdhouses. I really like how you did the roof. The do make nice gift!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 07:52 PM

Great looking collection Klaus

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 06-09-2017 08:43 PM

That’s a nice added touch with the diamond roof Klaus, it makes for a great looking birdhouse. I think you are teaching your grandson all the tricks. It all adds to more fun in the shop. Did you use any finish or keeping it natural?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 06-09-2017 09:20 PM


What a COOL family project!
... one that will never be forgotten…
... Great!!

SUPER COOL, GrandDad! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#11 posted 06-09-2017 10:52 PM

I think I’ll do the same when my grandsons are a little older, great idea!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 06-10-2017 12:03 AM

I like ‘em…..the shingle pattern is a neat touch. I think the birds will enjoy having such a classy home.

-- jbschutz

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#13 posted 06-10-2017 01:03 AM

Real neat bird housed, Klaus!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 06-10-2017 02:25 AM

Beautiful between you & your grandson my friend.
That was some time well spent.

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#15 posted 06-10-2017 04:30 AM

Outstanding Klaus. You are one of the great grandpas of all time.
Nice birdhouses ….. with classy tile roofs.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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