This house was built with the talents of 2nd & 3rd grade children from the Springwater Environmental (charter) School located just outside Oregon City, Oregon. The house was built/assembled by a parent, the decorating and painting was done by the children. This house was built for a charity auction to help fund the school.
This fine bird house is not the first brick bird house I have painted, but it is one of the nicest brick jobs I have done on my bird houses.
It is made from 1x6 pine, 4 inch walls, 1 1/2 hole size. It is a regular 45 angle roof bird box with an extended floor to make the front yard an driveway.
You have to cut a square piece of wood off of the roof, so when it overlaps at the peak, the bottom of your roof is even.
The square piece I cut 1 1/4 long rounded the top with my utility knife. Then I drilled a hole in the bottom 3/8 deep and drilled the same in the front yard an used a dowl rod to mount the mailbox.
I then took the square stock I had cut off the roof piece measured 2 1/2 inches short side and cut at a 45 degree angle to make the chimney.
Two holes drilled in the front yard and a piece of galvanized hanging wire hold down the Maisto 1:18 scale replica Honda 600 gpz in case their wings are tired from migration. They can use the bike to fly on the ground.
This is a birdhouse that I wanted to do to look like an old house, originally it was going to be all gray, but then my husband said, I should add some color to it, so I started changing ideas about it. But this is the final result, and I like it.
The post came from an old house that was being remodeled and upgraded. It came in handy for me.
I wanted to build an older country home, and as I was driving through the countryside, I came across an older home that was a beauty in it's earlier days. I brought it back to life to enjoy in my backyard.
Welcome to the Grand Opening of the Lazy Day Hotel. Amenities include 4 large rooms and large front balcony. Some rooms include a private veranda. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Lazy Day Saloon. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Both the saloon and hotel are bird friendly.
The Lazy Day Hotel is made from cedar fence boards. There are four chambers for the bird nests. The two front chambers are accessed through the upper porch and two rear chambers are accessed from the sides. Both sides of the roof are hinged and can open for easy clean out.
The front porch: I love how the doors turned out. They look almost real. The barrel is fun too. The appearance of individual boards on the doors and the barrel is made using a wood-burning tool. The balcony: I like the texture of the floor in this picture.
I also like the design of the door with the diagonal board. If you watch old westerns you see this design a lot. And finally, the individual verandas are decorative but also act as a perch for the birds.
Birdhouses by Bronson Woodworking, Minneapolis, MN