"Blue" Birdhouse

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Project by Dennis Reynolds posted 02-07-2013 02:10 AM 1136 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This birdhouse was made from plywood scraps. Then I used craft sticks, cutting off the rounded ends with some wire nippers, and attached them to the plywood with exterior wood glue. The trim and porch roof was done using the same sticks. The Roof was just some thick oak plywood scraps I had left over from some cabinets I built. As you can see in one of the pictures a bluebird took up residence soon after I hung it on the tree. This birdhouse is nothing fancy, but by using some small scraps and adding craft sticks to make it look like realistic wood siding gave it some character I think.

-- Dennis Reynolds

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 02:22 AM

Looks cool! I see you already had a “customer” for it! Very nice. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 02:55 AM

Nice work on your birdhouse! We have a bird house that Bluebirds occupy every year. Beautiful birds! Here’s a site you might like if you like Bluebirds! Sialas

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 03:05 PM

Love the color! Looks beautiful and cozy for our little friends.

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 05:23 AM

A great house. Love the awning, the fake window and the barn door opening (is that what they like?). So what does the little sign say off to the left?
Looks like you were instantly rewarded, I’ve never had such luck.

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 02:25 AM

Thanks for the nice comments guys (and gals). Gene the sign says “welcome home”. I get things like that at Michaels and other craft stores. I just like different things. I have made birdhouses with front porches and put little rocking chairs on the porch. I get lots of stuff like that in the dollhouse furniture section at AC Moore and Michaels. I do make lots of traditional houses but just like making things right out of my head, no plans, just my thoughts, lol.

-- Dennis Reynolds

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 02:29 AM

Nice work Dennis ! It looks great !

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