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cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 8, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #8998981

Here is a update of what i have been up to lately . This 5 1/2 ft birdhouse is my latest to date .Actually i just built this design twice , one for me and one for my cousin,s house .
The wood is 120 year old barn wood

These are 2 different houses .

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 8, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #8999677

Hey Cranbrook!! Nice to see you still at it. They just keep getting better and better.
cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 9, 2012
2:51 AM

Post #9000006

Thanks Pepper ! I have done a little over 250 of them now :-)

Here is a 7 ft birdhouse i did .It took me 2 1/2 years to build on and off . The wood is 100 years old and this mansion comes with a roof top pool .

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BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9005749

Definitely masterpieces. You should be so pround and being a bird lover can just picture one of these in my front yard flower beds. I'm sure no one would ever have seen any like them.
You are a master of your art.
Bonnie
cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 14, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9006063

Thank you Bonnie ! It,s nice to walk outside in the morning and watch the birds enjoying their new homes . They are even starting to make new nest already .Spring is in the air :-) .

My yard is getting pretty full , i need more space !
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cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 14, 2012
5:32 AM

Post #9006072

Last summer i built a 500 ft x 6 ft high cedar fence around my yard . I cut every board and peeled every post .

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Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

February 14, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9006157

That is one beautiful fence design.

Is that a Little Giant ladder you used as a work platforrm? - clever!!

Not only are your birdhouses beautiful, that yard and property is too.
cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 14, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9006173

Thanks Bubba ! The ladder has 11 different functions . It goes from 4 ft to 16 ft in length . It is great if you only have a car . It also works great on stairs .

Here is a 12 x 16 cedar deck i added to my shop last summer .I needed more storage space for lumber underneath .
I cut a hole in the wall upstairs and added a 6 ft patio door and a small beer fridge into the outside wall .

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Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

February 14, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9006183

WOW - Murals, too!!!
cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 14, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9006193

The murals are done on corrugated aluminum . They are weather resisent and made to last a long time without fading .
back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9006261

Beautiful work. Thanks for the pics, and the inspiration.
cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 14, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9006282

Thank you back40bean ! Here are a few more houses i did recently .

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cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 14, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9006296

And a few more !

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cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

February 14, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9006306

I also made some squirrel feeders . The birds use them too .

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9021582

Absolutely gorgeous! What do you use for a weathering finish?
Would love to see a closeup of the murals, did you do them as well?
cranbrook2
Belgrave Ont
Canada

March 2, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9027540

I use a waterseal on the cedar birdhouses and the other houses are made from old barn wood so i leave them the way they are .

The wall murals are pictures i have taken in the past and then i send them into a sign store and they make these up for me . They are designed to last a long time even with our winters here in Canada .

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