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|06-19-2012 04:50 PM|
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
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|
"The song birds have been checking it out during the rain, hopefully the doves will kick them out soon." |
|06-19-2012 03:29 PM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
Nice job Doug. Roof looks great to me. Are you looking to give John some competition???? |
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