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Project by kiefer posted 07-10-2011 08:51 PM 2777 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my entry for the bird house contest ON LUMBER JOKS
I was hoping for a novice category but o well here we are ,
With a little help from my grand kids on this design and build as we go I think it turned out OK.
We didn’t want to build a standard bird house but something with a bit of humor and not too fancy or complicated .
The idea is my own and the design went through a strict approval process of my wife and grand kids which also did some of the sanding and helped with the gluing etc. my I say in 15 minute sessions.
In the end I felt a little like Noah must have felt building the ark .LOL

Thank you all and I hope everybody is having fun with this contest and good luck !



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posted 07-10-2011 09:31 PM

I like it. I love the creative gene that goes for something unusual, but functional at the same time. Well done.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 07-11-2011 12:04 AM

Very cool!

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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posted 07-11-2011 01:18 AM

As long as they don’t fly off in it…......................LOL. Good job

-- David, Adelaide South Australia. Every day I wake up breathing is a good day!

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posted 07-11-2011 03:40 AM

that’s awesome!!
“winner or not” – it sounds like your family had a wonderful time creating this. Nicely done, team :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 07-11-2011 06:20 AM

what a fancy birdhouse! For which birds did you build it?

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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posted 07-11-2011 07:15 AM

Very cool! My DD would really like this one. She is getting her pilot’s licence and she is infatuated with all things airplane. :) What a good job you and your GKs did on this project. Love it.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 07-11-2011 07:20 AM

Love the birdhouse.Nice job on it.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 07-11-2011 09:58 PM

Really striking – I particularly like the roof! How did you groove the wood so perfectly like that??

-- Mark, Jersey Shore,

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posted 07-13-2011 09:49 PM

Hi everyone
I am glad you like the bird house and see the fun part and appreciate your comments very much !
It was a fun build for everyone involved and I would do it again and recommend this type of project to anyone.
Just let your imagination loose and go with a idea and develop it as things go without a complete plan that is how I approach my garden also , always another idea and I love it.
Mark the roof shingle design is done on the table saw with the blade just slightly raised and the board run through in both directions to create the rectangles but a router would also work for this.

Thank you all KIEFER

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Harold and Pam

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posted 10-09-2011 02:14 PM

Very nice – such a neat idea.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Jodi Scott

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posted 04-18-2012 05:34 AM

I have to have one !!!!!! I showed the pictures to my husband and he said he would make me one !!!! Thank GOD he is a lumber Jock !!!
Thanks for sharing

-- Jodi Scott, Trenton, Ohio

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the garden path

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posted 09-28-2013 02:01 AM

Great project.

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