Tea can barn birdhouse

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Project by devann posted 01-14-2011 07:22 AM 4188 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a birdhouses made with 24oz. tea cans to look like a barn. Some a little faded here, I went and got them out of a tree to take the photo. The eight place condo is made from 16oz. cans. The roofs are old cedar fence pickets that have weathered away until they’re only about half thickness left. I made all of the embellishments, but I did go to the hobby store and purchase the cowbell.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 07:32 AM

Good looking bird house. Nice to see the extra detail. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 07:37 AM

I like that best looking rustic birdhouse I’ve seen. how does It work? thanks!

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 10:45 AM

that’s awesome – and thanks for going to the effort of getting it out of the tree for us!
are those “bull horns” above the door???

I really like the combination of wood frame and cans. I’ll be showing this idea to Rick.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 04:47 PM

Love the detail with the gable bracing and all.

-- Tim, Isanti MN

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 08:37 PM

looking good and great recycling :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing it


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#6 posted 01-14-2011 10:18 PM

Yes, Them’s bull horns. I made them from a piece of white romex (the stuff they wire your house with) and then scored them in the middle so I could make the copper inside shorter than the plastic on the outside. to make ‘em pointy on the ends I heat the plastic with a lighter and sqeeze and roll the hot plastic between my fingers. Hurts a little. Can only do 5-6 sets at a time. Look closely, the gable bracing (korbels) are some 3/4” cove trim sliced off about 1/8” thick. Thank Y’all for all your kind comments.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 10:20 PM

very creative

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 02-16-2011 05:50 PM

Love all your birdhouses Darrel !

-- -Thomas -

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#9 posted 04-18-2011 05:51 AM

this is just cool!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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