800 Popsicle Stick Bird House w/ Mini Adirondack Furniture

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Project by KylesWoodworking posted 07-30-2011 11:26 PM 51565 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw there was going to be a birdhouse contest on LJ, so I decided to make one, thinking it was going to be real easy. I thought of all different ideas and finally decided to make stuff up as I go. I first had the idea of making mini Adirondack chairs and decided popsicle sticks were the easiest wood to make them out of. When I finished them I made a little table and picnic table, then I made a deck and just decided to make the whole house out of popsicle sticks. Then a few weeks and 800 popsicle sticks later this is what I came up with. The hardest and most time consuming part was the roof, I use about 600 popsicle stick ends for the roof.

Overall Size: 18.5”x13”x8” (LxWxH)

Here are some more pictures of the bird house during construction:

Thanks for looking!
P.S. If I finished this earlier and used Gorilla super glue instead of Loctite, I could of killed two birds with one stone and entered this in the Gorilla Glue Contest that was going on while back because I didn’t use any nails or screws constructing this.


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#1 posted 07-30-2011 11:29 PM

Cool. Looks like lots of detailed work to build these.

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#2 posted 07-30-2011 11:30 PM


This is sooooo cool!

Did you eat all 800 popsicles ;^)


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#3 posted 07-30-2011 11:42 PM

Thanks lew, and no I didn’t eat 800 popsicles (thank goodness) haha, I bought a box of 1000 at a craft store.


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#4 posted 07-30-2011 11:58 PM

Very cool !!!

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#5 posted 07-31-2011 12:31 AM

very kool. dats a lotta popsicles…

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#6 posted 07-31-2011 01:43 AM

Cool …

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#7 posted 07-31-2011 01:46 AM

Cool!! You must have had help eating all those Popsicles ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 07-31-2011 01:53 AM

Great Job Kyle!! I Love It!!
The miniature Adirondack Chairs are just too cool… and that Roof came out Primo!!
Really Well Done my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 07-31-2011 04:40 AM

Very nice, it would make a great home for a couple of little Webble people.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#10 posted 07-31-2011 02:06 PM

Great job Kyle. It must have been tough to keep the “shingles” in a straight line.
Love the chairs too.

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#11 posted 07-31-2011 02:53 PM

This is awesome. One of my favorites so far, for sure.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 07-31-2011 03:55 PM

Quite impressive, taking into account all the little details you put into this, from laying each shingle, to mitering your deck railing, to building the furniture.

Thanks for all the construction pictures too.

Good luck with the contest!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 07-31-2011 07:28 PM

Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone.

It was tough at first to keep the shingles in a straight line, but after doing so many and with the help of a square, it got much easier.

Thank you for noticing all the little details, I like people that notice the little things.



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#14 posted 07-31-2011 07:37 PM

Kyle, a great job on the bird estate. Glad you didn’t have to eat all those pops, I was getting “brain freeze” just thinking of it! Very detailed, especially the wood burning.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#15 posted 07-31-2011 09:57 PM


I am also into the details, and appreciate those that are.

Speaking of “little things,” I just submitted my birdhouse for the contest a few minutes ago. Not as many pieces and parts as yours, but a different sort of patience was involved. I’m going to go rest my eyes now!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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