Victorian Birdhouse

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Project by lobro4 posted 06-10-2021 04:14 PM 548 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A birdhouse that’s almost too nice to put to use! I chose to make mine from clear pine. I made 3 for a neighbor’s coffee group to paint together and included one for my wife. I primed all the inner surfaces prior to assembly. My wife then primed the whole body and did a splendid job of finishing the outside. Hammered metal gray spray paint for the roofs and Barn Red exterior latex on the body. The hardest part was cutting the peaks and I accomplished this with a tapering sled. Fortunately, once you get the angle set, its the same for all 6 pieces. Finished dimensions are 16”w x 25”h x 11 1/2” deep. Last picture shows info for obtaining the plans. The plans say it can be made with a one 1×12 x 12; I had to buy smaller boards. I got the perch pegs and roof finials from or they can be ordered with the plans. Thanks for looking!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 06-10-2021 04:37 PM

My birds prefer Craftsman style…..

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#2 posted 06-10-2021 06:20 PM

What a fun version!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 06-10-2021 06:20 PM

That’s really exceptional.

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#4 posted 06-10-2021 06:25 PM

wondering about the lucky birdy to get the penthouse GREAT JOB :<)))

And your wife is a wonderful painter

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2021 07:07 PM

They look great. I may try making something similar next winter….too late for the nesting birds this year. I would use them for tree swallow nests.

One question. How do you clean the insides after the nesting is over? I don’t see any obvious access point.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 06-10-2021 07:19 PM

beautiful my wife would love it.

-- 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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#7 posted 06-10-2021 07:46 PM


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

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#8 posted 06-10-2021 08:17 PM

Very nice! That just went on my list of projects to do…

-- OL CHIEF, Florida Panhandle

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#9 posted 06-11-2021 03:30 PM

That looks cool! Strange birdies, though.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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