Extreme Birdhouses

Belgrave Ont, Canada

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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KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

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

Belgrave Ont, Canada

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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Clermont, FL(Zone 9a)

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

Belgrave Ont, Canada

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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Belgrave Ont, Canada

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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Missouri City, TX

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.

Belgrave Ont, Canada

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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Missouri City, TX

WOW - Murals, too!!!

Belgrave Ont, Canada

The murals are done on corrugated aluminum . They are weather resisent and made to last a long time without fading .

Decatur, GA(Zone 7b)

Beautiful work. Thanks for the pics, and the inspiration.

Belgrave Ont, Canada

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

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Belgrave Ont, Canada

And a few more !

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Belgrave Ont, Canada

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

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Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

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?

Belgrave Ont, Canada

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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Missouri City, TX

Been a while since you have posted here, but I saw your name and birdhouse picture in one of my wood related magazines this week - congratulations!

Belgrave Ont, Canada

Thank you Bubba ! I am still building lots of houses and now that winter is coming I will start posting more of them .

Here is one I just recently built .I bought a truck load of firewood (barn wood ) for $ 10.00 I salvaged out the good stuff and built this house with it .It is over 5 ft wide and weighs about 350 lbs .

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Glenview, IL

WAIVing Hello!!
Thanks for the heads up Bubba.

Hey, Crane so glad to know you'll be posting again soon. I am an admirer for several years.
So glad your still at it! Now i cant wait for the winter Months.
Your work is just incredible and I love them all.

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

WOW! I just found this thread. Your work is amazing! How long does it take you to build one of your birdhouses?

La Crosse, WI(Zone 4a)

just like tater, i just found all these beautiful houses! is this how you make your living? you are truly talented- only wish i had the time to do anything close to what youve done =) keep up the wonderful work and post something!!! btw- im so glad to see that Daves garden has much more to offer than just gardening! (i do love my plants though)

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