Built to last - I hope

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Project by Broglea posted 07-20-2011 03:35 AM 2051 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bird houses are alway fun and functional. Unfortunately, mother nature takes its toll on them. I thought if I’m going to spend the time building one I want it to be able to hold up to the elements. I built this at the beginning of spring. The core is plywood I had laying around. The pop can siding came for some donors in the break room at work. The hole is 1 1/2” PVC and the landing is 1/2” copper. I wonder how many years this creation will last.

It been hanging in a tree since the beginning of April. I looked in it a few days ago and presto!!!

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 04:12 AM

now if you serve some vanilla ice cream with it…it would make one yummy drink…but i like the idea here of using the metal from pop cans..i think it will survive nature for some time…cool idea…grizzman

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 04:22 AM

Nothing like a metal roof and sides and copper and pvc to withstand the weather. That should be good for 50 yeasr!

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

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 10:12 PM

nice work on the birdhouse, I’m sure they will be safe, cozy and stylish! You might like to check out Bobby Hansen’s (maybe hanson) book on tin-can art. this piece looks like it would have been right at home in this collection.

-- You say Luddite like it's a bad thing ...

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#4 posted 07-21-2011 01:56 PM

I’m wondering how long the plywood will last outside if it’s not for outdoor applications. Even humidity will take its toll. That is very creative and eyecatching! Recycling is the word!
During the time the US was involved in Vietnam, people made houses, etc. using beer cans, cut and flattened like a shingle.

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#5 posted 07-24-2011 10:03 AM

too cute! -the house AND its occupants!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#6 posted 12-17-2018 04:10 PM

Aluminium siding on the birdhouse, awesomeness :)

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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