My birdhouse...yeesh

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Project by BentheViking posted 07-15-2011 05:25 AM 2203 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I know that I have no way of winning this contest with this thing, but just saw it sitting in my mom’s laundry room and since I knew I don’t have time to make a new one before the contest ends I figured I would take photos of it.

It was made in high school woodshop about 7 or 8 years ago. Pine with roofing shingles. Don’t think it was ever finished with anything. It had originally been more squared off along the wall, but I used a sander and rounded it all over.

Gotta love the gaps in the joints, the unevenness, and the visible nails and drywall screws. Regardless I still kinda like the design and my mom really loves it. Maybe next time I’ll do better.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 06:19 AM

i like it! i have been procrastinating that challenge – for the mom-in-law-ish . it just looks like a long, tough project

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 03:29 PM

Hey, you could always say it’s an ugly house for ugly birds! There’s always a certain charm to early projects like that.

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 03:45 PM

Ben, you got my vote with this one! I love the shingles; nothing but the best for the birds!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 04:26 AM

Even though there is not a one pictured i do not adore, i had to think of it this way… if i had to have one at my house (that was not a drywall screw box with still a half a pound of my 2 inchers buried beneath the nest!! -still have that one! took the screws out though, sad, the eggs are still in it; i guess mom died, or it got too cold or something…anyways…) liked this one a lot…simple, not square…nice!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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