Squeeze Birdhouse

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Project by Shrub posted 03-12-2012 02:20 AM 2129 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curved end grain sided birdhouse made from poplar. Walnut roof, front and bottom. Front is hinged for easy cleaning.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 02:22 AM

Very creative design and nice use of woods. Awesome!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 03:11 AM

That’s a pretty birdhouse. Very unique style, I like it.

If I may critique your birdhouse Shrub. It would be to make the sides/back extend down flush with the bottom. That way there could be a slot at the bottom/back connection allowing any water inside to drain. Making the front extend slightly past the bottom will give it a lip for opening and not allow any water running down the front to wick inside.

Still it’s a beauty and the birds are going to love ya for it.

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

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 12:16 PM

It looks like you have a interesting nack for bird houses.
Keep them up.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 04:58 PM

I love seeing your houses . ( I’ve even borrowed a few of your ideas ) Great job.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 05:26 PM

Another winner!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 07:09 PM

I enjoy and welcome all your comments. Thanks!

@devann- Thanks for the suggestions. Most times my form will dominate my function.
@Eagle1- Many ideas in my head – unfortunately they all seem to morph into birdhouses.
@whitedog- Nothing wrong with borrowed ideas. I’m always looking and borrowing.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 03:39 PM

I don’t believe I’ve ever seen end grain used in a birdhouse before, but then again I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone as consistently imaginative as you in their construction.
The flitch match is a treat.

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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