Perfect Bird house

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Project by William Bentley Jr posted 07-04-2010 11:00 PM 2084 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a spur of the moment type thing. I had alot of scraps laying around the shop and it hit me, a birdhouse with no worries of snakes. Most birdhouses you have to open the side or the front, well if a snake is there you just got bit. With this house you simply slide the bottom out of the house. I put a dado cut on both sides and the back, the front is cut a inch short to allow the bottom to slide. Along with a vent in the back and 2, 1/2 vents on both sides you get a real rounded bid house!

-- William, ,

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 12:25 AM

I like it William, nice and simple design.

-- Tom

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 01:44 AM

it’s stuff like this that makes me happy I live in the Canadian maritimes….no snakes to worry about here; especially in birdhouses.

-- EDS

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 04:28 AM

Very nice birdhouse – I’m sure they will be very happy with their new accommodations. Snakes in birdhouses? I live in Maine and we have no poisonous snakes – have never heard of snakes being in anyone’s birdhouses. Snakes can climb trees? Shows what I know about snakes – we have garden snakes, that’s about it. When I saw the roof, first thing I thought was that it would be a perfect location for a small solar array. Guess it could power a night light for the birdies, eh?


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#4 posted 07-05-2010 06:40 AM

Very nice birdhouse William. I’m not that far from you and we can find a variety of snakes in a variety of places.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 07-05-2010 06:42 AM

Yea my dad found 2 black snakes in one house a yr or so ago

-- William, ,

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#6 posted 07-05-2010 04:40 PM

Great project

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

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 04:05 PM

nice bird house
Thanks for sharing

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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