Log cabin bird houses

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 04-05-2020 08:50 PM 1621 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With this lock down, looks like everyone has the same idea. Outdoor projects. These are some bird houses I finished a bit ago. Nice and simple, just cut 3/4 by 3/4 pieces, notch them and round over. To assemble I glue then run a dowel down the notches and outside of the hole for a good long lasting fit.

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

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#1 posted 04-05-2020 09:03 PM

So you stole the kids Lincoln logs I see…



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#2 posted 04-05-2020 10:49 PM

Nice birdhouses, Jeff!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 04-05-2020 11:36 PM

So you stole the kids Lincoln logs I see…



- RichBolduc

Rich, their grown, they don’t need them. LOL

Nice birdhouses, Jeff!

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks Dave!

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

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#4 posted 04-06-2020 12:55 AM

is the roof just painted Jeff ? i love them they do remind me of lincoln logs :<)) GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#5 posted 04-06-2020 01:48 AM

I love them! Where’s the inside pic? haha

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 04-06-2020 02:04 AM

I like it Jeff. Just like Lincoln logs. Nice job. This may be the style of my next one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-06-2020 04:35 AM

WOW!....Those corners are realy great…I like those themes about bird houses..log cabin is quite logical choice and turned realy good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-06-2020 06:34 AM

Those are truly delightful !

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#9 posted 04-06-2020 10:10 AM

They are sure fancy looking but the birds won’t be as impressed as me.
They’ll just be happy for the home.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 04-06-2020 10:36 AM

I like the look Jeff! Reminds me of a log cabin! Nice work!

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

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#11 posted 04-06-2020 12:18 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

Tony-Yes, it’s just painted. But the whole house has a coat of clear lacquer.
Vicki-I may need to take one.
Dave-Give them a try. Easy, just a little time consuming.
crowie-Glad you like them. I have one and a family of bluebirds have lived in it for years now.

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

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#12 posted 04-06-2020 12:37 PM

Great little project, Jeff. I have been wanting to make some bat houses, so maybe I will copy your style here for those.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#13 posted 04-06-2020 02:00 PM

Ungrateful birds don’t know how good they got it. They will live in your cool houses and then poop on your car.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#14 posted 04-06-2020 06:40 PM

Excellent work Jeff! Those are really nice :-))

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#15 posted 04-07-2020 05:52 PM

Those look a lot better than the trailer trash one I built.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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