Birdhouse Cage

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Project by doubleDD posted 05-30-2021 02:30 AM 1258 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure what to call this but my daughter wanted her ceramic birdhouse hanging in something like this so we call it a birdhouse cage. Made from a bunch of scraps and sprayed with black satin. And now being changed to flat black.
The top is cut on a 45 and reinforced with wood nails. The legs are screwed through the bottom. I used a large brass cup hook for the hanger. 14’’ tall x 7’’ sq. The finale was made on the lathe, just something to top it off.
Turned out the way she wanted it and that’s what matters. (except for changing the sheen)
Last pic was taken sideways on purpose for a long side view.

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 05-30-2021 02:50 AM

Nice, Dave! Got a happy client, so it’s all good. And I bet you used up a few scraps!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 05-30-2021 03:28 AM

cool man thats something swimbo would love,good thing she doesn’t come on here-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 05-30-2021 04:32 AM

Neat job Dave! Does it hang or sit somewhere? Does the birdhouse come out of the cage?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 05-30-2021 05:32 AM

That’s really neat Dave, should protect it from any disasters.

Love it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 05-30-2021 08:21 AM

Dave…you have some the best miter work in the game!!! Well done sir!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 05-30-2021 08:39 AM

Dave, Very cool!

-- Petey

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#7 posted 05-30-2021 09:32 AM

Looks as if your cage is perfect for the birdhouse. They belong to one another. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 05-30-2021 11:27 AM

very interesting cage and birdhouse, that will most definitely be a conversation piece, not to mention one of a kind

-- 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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#9 posted 05-30-2021 12:09 PM

Well done, Dave. Necessity is the mother of invention!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

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#10 posted 05-30-2021 01:01 PM

Thanks Dave. I was lucky to use up some scraps, but very few. I could of made one for a house and still have enough scraps. LOL.

Thanks pottz. I’m with you. If my wife saw everything on here I’d be making things everyday.

Thanks John. She is going to have it on a shelf so I made the finale plain. If she ever wants to hang it I’ll have to figure something else out. The legs of the cage are screwed to the bottom , so easy access is available.

Bob, that’s a good idea. I’m not sure what her reason is. It’s always this is what I want and I try to make it.. LOL.

Thanks Buster. I’m proud of my miters, but when they don’t turn out right there’s always sandpaper and sawdust. hahaha.

Thanks Pete.

Thanks kdc. My first thought was why a birdcage for a birdhouse but it ended up looking good. I try not to ask why sometimes. And my daughter was happy so I was happy.

Dick, my wife says the cage looks like it’s made of metal with the black paint. Maybe that’s a good thing? She like it also.

Thanks Jim. Is it necessity or is it this is what I want so go make it. LOL.

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

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#11 posted 05-30-2021 02:44 PM

For some reason the two items together look in perfect harmony, fine work DD!

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#12 posted 05-30-2021 03:36 PM

I really like it…..great design.

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#13 posted 05-30-2021 04:32 PM

A perfect cage for her ceramic birdhouse. Did your daughter give you a drawing to go by? It’s hard to know what someone wants if they are just trying to explain their ideas to you. And sometimes they want you to figure out what they want.
Either way it’s a great looking design and I know she will love it! Nice work Dave!

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

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#14 posted 05-30-2021 09:35 PM

Nice one Double Dave,
Always building for others.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#15 posted 05-30-2021 09:49 PM

Hey bro I know some of you aren’t new to wood working but here’s a online book my dad showed me years ago talks about wood grain , cutting angles ,types of bits used etc …

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