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Here is a bird house I built for the bluebird to replace their old house. Several years ago, I can't even remember how long, my Wife and I build a bird house. Just a small project and time in the shop together. I put it up and for years no bird would move into it. Then one day my Wife acquired some old small barn doors and I attached them where the T.V. dish had been. She like it and grows morning glory's there. I topped it off with the bird house and a family of bluebirds moved in. As years passed, the little house got in bad shape.





The roof was cracked and leaked, it was just bad. The birds have been coming back to check on their home and I could almost hear them say, "hey buddy, we need a new house". Not wanting to be a bird house slum lord I build them a new one. I used log cabin style, notched all the "logs" and doweled the corners to make sure it won't come apart. I made it to the same size as the last as I have read bluebirds are particular where they live. Never know it looking at the last house. LOL. I used no stain or any coating so the fumes don't run them off. I'm going to let it age to match my Wifes display. A fun little project and I hope the bluebirds like it.

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Did you make that out of Lincoln Logs?? ;-) Just Kidding!! Very Nice!!!!
 

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Nice Blue Bird House! I Love our native Blue Birds and we also have a house in our yard for them.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. Jerry, almost home made lincoln logs. LOL. Tony, we can see them from the window. They are interesting birds. Pretty too!
 

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Jeff, Blue Birds built a nest in our box every spring. Not sure if you know they love meal worms.
 

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Jeff, nice new condo for your feathered friends. Hope they like the new digs. I'm going to have to make a birdhouse for the yard.
 

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Tony, I have heard that. Now I have to build a new bird feeder! :) Bill, they are fun to build and fun to watch when they nest. Thanks for the comments guys!
 

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That's a great looking log cabin (vacation home) for the birds. I suppose I could make the IA birds an igloo with all of the snow. We get bluebirds around here later in the spring and summer.
 

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That turned out great Jeff. Your birds will probably be afraid to move in.
 

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Nice bird condo, Jeff! So did you raise their rent?
 

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You realy made their life more easier… Beauiful house, professioaly done corner joinery
 

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Well those little birds should well and truly be happy with that fancy new house.
 

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Beautiful, landscape and bird house.
 

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Very nice project and excellant story and pics…
... the Blue Jay a very though bird…
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone! Earl. I don't think ours fly south. They been checking in from time to time all winter! Nathan, I hope they are not scared! Dave P. No, I think I'll leave the rent the same. After living in the old one, they deserve a break. Ivan, I used titebond to hold it together and drilled and run dowels to lock the corners and around the hole.crowie, I hope they are and DO come back. Dutchy, Glad you like my yard. Tough to keep nice in the summer. Desert, Glad you like both. Again, thanks everyone!
 

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a very nice looking bluebird house no doubt will last them for years GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ DT3
 

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I made one several years ago that they won't touch. What are the dimensions of yours?
 

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I made one several years ago that they won t touch. What are the dimensions of yours?

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Albert, give me a bit to go to my shop and get them. May be later this evening.
Since they liked the size of the first one, I made sure the inside dem. were exactly the same and hole placement and size was also the same. The only change was the outside. When I get them I'll post them here and send them to you in a PM. I'll share any of my plans with fellow wood workers.
 

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Now you've gone and really spoiled them with that luxury house. Soon they will be demanding more housing for their chicks!
 

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Albert, my old one is five and 1/2 by 6 and 1/4. The hole is 1 and 5/8 dia. and the base of the hole is 3 and 1/2 from the bottom. It's five and 1/2 tall to the point where the roof angles begin. (Bottom of the 45's). I used 3/4 stock throughout. Hope this helps. I got lucky they moved in, like I said it was years before they did finally.

Tony, thanks, I hope it lasts also. Mike, I have thoughts of building more! Maybe even a two story. Sasha, that says it all, thanks.
 
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