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Project by Ivan posted 08-06-2020 08:22 AM 578 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Modular, interactive bird houses were made for local traditional village fair. Idea was to interest kids for old local house construction methods and elements. I tried to show them, adopting those elements the best I could, on bird houses. Old houses were made of oak. So those 4 element were:

1. joining wooden houses elements with wooden dowels – I used 6mm beech dovels
2. roofs were cowered with wooden tiles – I cut 2mm thick oak tiles
3. corners were joined by crosing beams – I cut beams to overlap on corners
4. during construction all elements was marked before assembly – I marked all elements so kids could easily join them.

Mian body was made of firwood, than all covered with traditional material -oak.
All houses were assembled by kids.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 08-06-2020 09:13 AM

Cute maj’...

Did you use your wooden hinges on those window shutters?
Can the shy birds shut the door for some privacy?

Is the house with the cracked tile a cheaper house for lower class birds?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Ivan

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#2 posted 08-06-2020 09:15 AM

Ofcourse LBD….all comfort you can imagine…air condition, wi fi, TV, fridge filled with buzz…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 08-06-2020 09:18 AM

Do you put them on your Bug Hotel for a steady food supply?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 08-06-2020 09:25 AM

Ofcourse LBD, good point

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 08-06-2020 10:52 AM

So this is the fortress you’ve been conspiring up to???

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 08-06-2020 10:54 AM

Something like that….John Smith and Pocahontas style…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-06-2020 11:22 AM

Neat bird house, Ivan. It looks like a “kit” house. You reminded me that I need to make a new one to replace the real old one outside my barn window. If my great granddaughter was older than 2, I’d have her work with me on it as she likes to visit all the birdhouses in the yard when she come over.

Nice work on it…Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 08-06-2020 11:37 AM

Thanks Jim,...go ahead, it will be such fun for her.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 08-06-2020 12:04 PM

nice build Ivan, golly that’s a lot of pieces

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#10 posted 08-06-2020 12:14 PM

Recycle1943….those small pieces are for 10 houses…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 08-06-2020 01:05 PM

Nice style birdhouse. That’s a good idea to teach the young ones the constructive work. Add some running water and you have a birdbath too. Lol.

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

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#12 posted 08-06-2020 01:18 PM

Double DD….YEEEEAAAH!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 08-06-2020 01:27 PM



... Add some running water and you have a birdbath too. Lol.

- doubleDD


Add a tub of alcohol and you have a this “duck’s bath”!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 08-06-2020 02:23 PM

Very cute Ivan … but I can tell, lots of thought and work went into ‘cute’ for this fun project! What a great way to teach kids the finer art of old house construction!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#15 posted 08-06-2020 02:28 PM

Thanks Elaine, I’m glad you like it and notice the effort here…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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