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Bird house from weathered fir decking

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Project by sras posted 02-21-2019 04:35 PM 2010 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This birdhouse was built in 2015 and then given away. Last fall I finally got pictures of the finished project.

The birdhouse was built from weathered fir salvaged from an old deck. The front, back, floor, and frame are from the fir cut from the center of the boards. My wife did the painting.

The finished birdhouse was given to the owners of the deck boards and was a big hit.

A build blog with construction photos is here .

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 02-21-2019 05:26 PM

This is really cool looking, nice work.

-- Chris K

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 02-21-2019 05:31 PM

Great looking Bird House job well done,

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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htl

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#3 posted 02-21-2019 05:42 PM

Way! Way !! Cute!!!
I wish I could paint to add nice details to some of my works.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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#4 posted 02-21-2019 06:46 PM

Charming Steve. I really like the way you painted the flowers on the from and also the door. Very cheery and whimsical with the curved walls. Great build!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-21-2019 06:49 PM

A owl residence worthy.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#6 posted 02-21-2019 08:14 PM

Thanks everyone! This was one of those projects that was fun from start to finish.

Mike – Thanks for the painting comments. I’ll make sure my wife sees them.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 02-21-2019 08:16 PM

Twitcher here. Awesome bird abode :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#8 posted 02-21-2019 08:52 PM

Two talents put together makes for one very cute bird house! Beautiful design too Steve!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#9 posted 02-21-2019 10:01 PM

Thanks Elaine & Lynne!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 02-22-2019 01:57 PM

Excellent Birdhouse Steve, Too nice to use.

Albert (AKA Paul)

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#11 posted 02-22-2019 02:33 PM

i like how you bent the wood very nice bird house the painting is excellent GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ DT3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#12 posted 02-22-2019 03:31 PM

Whimsy doesn’t begin to describe it 8^) Excellent work Steve (and Steve’s wife)!

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#13 posted 02-22-2019 03:57 PM

Thanks everyone!

Tony – I don’t recommend bending dry (brittle) fir unless it is VERY thin and VERY wet and VERY hot!

That said, the corner trim did turn out well.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 02-22-2019 08:44 PM

birds will be living in style

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#15 posted 02-22-2019 10:03 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Steve!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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