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Project by wilp posted 02-18-2018 01:32 AM 2097 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood shingle roof and stoen walls, I put a thick layer of grey urethane caulk on then pushed the stones into it. It worked pretty well. It survived the last hurricane we had her in Florida!!





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woodworm1962

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#1 posted 02-18-2018 01:57 AM

do you have all your permits , inspections licensing fees and regulation all up to date? I mean it is for habitation right?

-- No one likes the truth...

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wilp

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#2 posted 02-18-2018 01:59 AM

Haha, I wish I could get a bird to just go into it

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#3 posted 02-18-2018 06:39 AM

Wow! Incredibly authentic and detailed. I realy like wood/stone combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 02-18-2018 01:37 PM

Wow! This is one fantastic looking birdhouse. I really like the stone and how you applied it. I like everything about it. It has a European look. Very nice!

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

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Daddypig

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#5 posted 02-18-2018 03:51 PM

Cool. It reminds me of a Colonial House.

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#6 posted 02-18-2018 04:03 PM

Incredible, very realistic! The birds will figure it out…maybe.. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 02-18-2018 04:46 PM

Great job, very unique twist on a common project. I had a birdhouse up for a year before a wren moved in, then the wren was evicted by sparrows who trashed the place.

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 02-18-2018 05:11 PM

Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 02-18-2018 05:11 PM

Wilp, Your birdhouse is a real beauty!

@ Leafherder Those English House Sparrows are a real nuisance. They are attacking and killing our native song birds. This is a good website to learn about those HOSP pests. http://www.sialis.org/hosp.htm

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

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#10 posted 02-18-2018 05:14 PM

Just beautiful! I really like the stone walls. Don’t worry about the birds moving in, they will find it. We had one out for three years, it almost just become a decoration until a family of bluebirds moved in.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 02-18-2018 06:42 PM

Great design.
It stimulates my weak creative juices and I’m thinking I could do something with more wood, like cross cut branches to simulate a cord wood construction.

Attracting birds is all about having the right size entrance hole for the birds you want to attract. For some species this can be critical to avoid predation by other birds like Starlings, English sparrows and jays.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#12 posted 02-18-2018 07:32 PM

Just love it. Did you make the shingles or purchase them? If so, where?

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#13 posted 02-18-2018 08:47 PM

Very Nice & Well Done! Congrats on The Daily Top Three!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 02-18-2018 09:10 PM

I like the stone work!

nice job

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#15 posted 02-19-2018 04:42 AM

Very cool

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