Anybody make T to T birdhouses?

des_arc_ya_yaApril 28, 2007

I keep seein' neat ones everywhere and I would love to try and make some myself. (Maybe with DH's help...) Anyway, do you have patterns if you make them or do you just improvise and do your own thing? TIA

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jade.d

I've seen them made out of cowboy boots, mailboxes, lightbulbs and old licence plates.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 12:29AM
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lindasewandsew

Hi, I make bird houses from old junk, making them up as I go along. You don't need any special carpentry skills or materials. All the material you need can be found on the side of the road. Be sure to glue and screw everything together, prime and paint with outdoor paint products. Don't forget the 'oops' paint at the big hardware stores. It's very cheap and good quality. I put large roofs on them to protect them and attach something under them (like drawer pulls, small furniture legs, little squares of rubber, etc.) to keep them from sitting in water. My rule for decorating them is to use things that will last outside and are interesting. Linda

Here is a link that might be useful: Linda's bird houses

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 3:14AM
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lydia1959

Just wanted to say to Linda that she has some very creative houses there!! Especially love the first one!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 9:45AM
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adellabedella_usa

I've seen these before, but I still love them. They are on the to do list.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 7:52PM
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des_arc_ya_ya

Oh my gosh, Linda! I love those! I REALLY like the address sign made from license plates. Now, how kewl is that!? LOL

Thanks, guys, for all the ideas.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 7:15PM
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thrift_shop_romantic

Linda, your wee little bird barns just totally tickle me. :-)

--Jenn

    Bookmark   May 10, 2007 at 8:21AM
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cranbrook3

Hi everyone.
I make all kinds of birdhouses from 120 year old reclaimed barn wood.
They are probably the biggest bird houses on the net.

Here is a link that might be useful: Webshots

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 7:46AM
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kacram

Great birdhouses, lindasewandsew, robolady, and cranbrook!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2007 at 4:54PM
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