This Birdhouse Marks Home

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Project by 72hw posted 07-20-2013 09:12 PM 1433 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made for a dear friend who just bought a new house, I based this all wood project on the plastic one I saw online. She is the ‘Queen of Google Maps’ so I figured it only fitting to have her new home marked accordingly!

I don’t have much hope it will ever be inhabited due to the dark color of the entrance, but I made the house behind the Google marker with small wren type birds in mind. Basic 4’x4’ floor, a few inches to the floor from the door and a hinged roof to clean out the house if needed.

This was also my first experiment with a scroll saw and spray paint – I think it came out OK but the process was not without it’s challenges. Obviously my taping skills need work – though all lines came out clean my over zealous use of tape instead of paper left marks on the red paint after I painted the black border and center. I did not let the red dry long enough I think so when I decided it needed to be sanded and repainted, I let the black dry for 72 hours before laying tape on it. This seemed to work as I got an even coat out of both colors at the end of the day.

The birdhouse was hung while my friend was away and I guess it was quite a moment when she noticed it from the hot tub the next morning!

Thanks for checking it out!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 10:36 PM

72 that design shows excellent thought on several levels. It not only marks her hime but someone else’s!
BTW your avatar, trad man? Nice top out! climb on

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 03:58 PM

cool thinking

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 01:46 PM

Cool birdhouse! I’m sure she loves it. Great work!

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