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Project by JohnGreco posted 08-09-2010 06:21 PM 1457 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nothing fancy, some simple aromatic cedar birdhouses I made for a local consignment shop. All of the lumber started as 4/4, so this was a great project to work my resawing skills :)

Each one measures about 9”x9”x9”. I chose this cedar because Blue Birds are naturally drawn to it. I used a Dremel to carve “Home Tweet Home!” on the front of each, spray painted it black then took a sanding block to remove the spray paint, leaving the carved letters black. I wish I could say my Dremel free-hand is that good and consistent, but I initially used a print out of the words and some carbon paper to get them there :)

Thanks for looking :)

-- John





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blockhead

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#1 posted 08-10-2010 04:07 AM

Nice job on the houses John. They’re going to make some birds very happy. Unique design as well, thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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TroutGuy

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#2 posted 08-10-2010 07:07 PM

Nice houses!

My only suggestion would be to leave the perches off. The bluebirds don’t need ‘em, and it will make them much less attractive to “undesirables”.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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JohnGreco

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#3 posted 08-10-2010 07:33 PM

Thank you both! And thanks for the tip about the perches, I’ll definitely make that a modification for the next batch.

-- John

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