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Birdhouse Project

April 12, 2009

I mentioned a while back, in passing, that I was building a birdhouse. Perhaps “building” wasn’t quite the right word to use.  I have been assembling a birdhouse. Last year, while in Muskoka, Kelly and I stopped in a few souvenir shops and a log cabin birdhouse kit caught my eye. I bought it and it’s been sitting in my den ever since. I noticed it again a few weeks ago and decided it was high time I put it together.

I have to say that I really got into this. It was a very fun way to pass the time, despite the million other things I should have or could have been doing. I was able to completely zone out and focus on the task at hand. I suppose that’s the point of hobby isn’t it?

Here’s a few pictures of the various stages.





I had to paint it, as I intend on putting it outside for birds to live in. I decided against staining it as I was afraid the chemicals might be toxic to the birds. I used a latex outdoor paint, and did not paint interior surfaces.

The last step, which I almost forgot, was to install the little sign letting the birds know which country they are in.  Being so close to the border here,  migrating birds might need a little reminder that they’ve crossed and international line.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. healthykitty permalink
    April 12, 2009 10:40 pm

    and if they don’t…does it really matter?

    I love the birdhouse.

    I want an assembly birdhouse project. I think the kids would love it.

  2. healthykitty permalink
    April 12, 2009 10:40 pm

    Oh – does your birdhouse have a personality yet? Will it meet Mr. Yellow Rope?

  3. April 13, 2009 11:53 am

    What a nice rustic little house for your visiting birds. They will be satisfied to move in I am sure. And so thoughtful of you to not toxify them!

  4. April 14, 2009 7:05 am

    omg! I love it! I especially like the sign. I can totally understand how birdies might get confused. 😉

  5. Carm permalink
    April 15, 2009 7:36 am

    Love the birdhouse Syl!!

  6. May 5, 2009 5:46 pm

    How sweet to make/assemble it yourself! I like it very much. You and Kelly (and maybe the rest of your family) will get many hours of pleasure from watching its visitors! xo, O

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