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06-19-2012 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
"The song birds have been checking it out during the rain, hopefully the doves will kick them out soon."

Philistine! LOL
I know... but they've already got their houses. Of the 5 trees/shrubs I've had to take down this summer, 2 have had doves in or under them. The new dove boxes were efforts to ease my guilty concience. One pair of doves has been under a rose of sharon bush forever, and were pretty aclimated to having us around. Last year they built their nest in the butterfly bush, but the bush couldn't support the nest in heavy spring rains and they lost their egg. After their bush was removed, they've been giving me dirty looks.......

The orioles, cardinals and all of the little songbirds have their nests in the big trees by my creek, and a random bird house or two. Along with the bats, they keep the skeeters away, so they are always welcome!
06-19-2012 04:16 PM
DaninVan "The song birds have been checking it out during the rain, hopefully the doves will kick them out soon."

Philistine! LOL
06-19-2012 03:29 PM
kp91 Needed a dove nesting box to replace some of the trees I've had to take down. We'll see if they like it in the spring. The song birds have been checking it out during the rain, hopefully the doves will kick them out soon.

It's 5/4 stock, aged with a propane torch and given a coat of deck seal. Being that the doves in the back yard don't mind the deck seal (they nest under the second story deck), I hope the birds don't have any issue with the waterproofer.

I did make one mistake... I didn't put the chamfer on the boards to define the edges of the logs better. I still think it looks OK.
04-03-2011 12:50 PM
cranbrook2 My son did the plans for me . I wish he had time to do a bunch more for me .
04-03-2011 12:04 PM
kp91 Thanks John!

The plans were great, and very easy to follow. The booklet was well laid out, with ample illustrations and descriptions. It was a fun project.
04-03-2011 10:51 AM
cranbrook2 Nice work Doug !
I did a article about a week ago for Busy Bee Tools and i have a free birdhouse plan of the Argyle house for anyone who wants to build their own .
04-02-2011 10:08 AM
kp91 Thanks for the comments guys. The roof pieces overlap, and when I assembled them there's a big ol' glop of black sealant running down the inside of the roof. I think it should be fairly weather resistant.

Cassie is still earning her keep, but she's getting old. She manages to keep the yard free from moles, rabbits and most squirells, but she is slowing down a bit. She developed a slight limp over the winter, we were worried it was bone cancer (common for ex-racers, unfortunately) but it seems to be just arthritis. She still has the heart, but time is catching up with her.

Thanks again for the kind words!
04-02-2011 08:42 AM
harrysin That really is nice Doug, just one observation, shouldn't the apex of the roof have a ridge cap to keep out the rain?

Has the greyhound earned it's keep?
04-02-2011 07:02 AM
jw2170 Great work, Doug
04-02-2011 01:25 AM
Dr.Zook Nice job Doug. Roof looks great to me. Are you looking to give John some competition????

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