First Miniature Bird House

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Project by Woodbear posted 06-22-2010 01:50 AM 2528 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw kits for miniature birdhouses in my woodturning catalog. I thought about buying the kit but then I found the plans on a link from the catalog online and was able to download how to plans for free. So with stock I have on hand I made this, my first one. The body is cherry and the roof is mahogany. The finials I turned from, well, I’m not sure. It came from pallet wood aquired from our local plywood mill. This one is finished with Mylands wax finish. There is more to come. These are fun.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 01:53 AM

fun and cool

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 02:24 AM

nice job. I enjoy turning them too. They never seem to hang around long.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 02:26 AM

Great job. They are fun to make & everyone wants one.

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 02:38 AM

So sweet, where do you find birds that match?

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 02:51 AM

That IS for a real small bird….

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 03:41 AM

Very nice… Still got the link for the plans? Just wondering if you might want to share the secret link :)


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#7 posted 06-22-2010 05:33 AM

Nice looking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 06-22-2010 06:26 AM

Great first house. Nice design. Could you share the link with us please?

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 06-22-2010 02:50 PM

really cool…....don’t know where the mini birds come from…........but would look great on my Christmas tree!!!!

Great job…...thx for sharing

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#10 posted 06-24-2010 05:59 AM

Hey Paul and Scrappy, it’s no secret. Here’s the catalog address, then click on the “Instruction downloads” near the bottom of their web site. There are plans for four birdhouses there, and a whole lot of other stuff for turners. Have fun, I did.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#11 posted 06-26-2010 05:20 PM

Thank you very much for the link. It’s been saved to my favorites. Lots of great info and I’m glad for the plans too.

Thank again Woodbear!


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