Just finished looking at some of your projects at webshots, I really like what you have done! It seems like I've always made birdhouses, started back when I was around 6 helping my brother then later into a way of making extra spending money since before I was a teen. I did a lot of "stock" birdhouses with a few custom ones as customers wanted (often to look like there summer homes). I have never tired anything as fancy as you have but now I think that will be one of my summer projects.
I also really like the rustic arbor, makes me think of back home where a lot of people did those sort of projects. Thanks for posting!
thank you Ed i find building birdhouses to be very relaxing and certainly not as physical as building a real home .which i have done many. as far as the arbor you saw ,there are actually 2 of them .both the same size but different patterns
here is a birdhouse i am building now. it is about halfway. :sold:
The obelisk is built at a 22.5 degrees angle. i think
The red roofing is just regular 32" steel that they use on barns. i have found a place that sells it fairly cheap and it comes in a lot of bright colours.
I plan on building more with some new colours soon. Thanks again john
Hi everyone , here is a cottage i did a while back. i had help from my kids and nephews. it is located in muskoka on a 5 acre Island at the tip of 12 mile bay. it is just over 5,000 sq ft. the entire cottage is built on solid bedrock. :sold:
John, that's almost as big as some of your birdhouses! Is there anything that you don't do?
That's a beautiful place and the setting is perfect - and I assume good fishing as well.
Thanks for the pics (uh, but next time, put your shirt on !)
Ya know John, I have another question - It's on an island, right? How'd you get the wood over there? Gotta be a project and a half! I watched a guy build a cabin on a small island in UP Michigan, and it wore me out just watching him haul materials over a boat load at a time. Hats off!! (Notice, I'm a schmuck - I just watched!!)
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