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    Big Birdhouse

    This one is 29" tall, 12.5" wide. This is from some old dried up, cracked, bug eaten, scrub (gambel) oak. 2 pieces, danish oil with minwax spar polyurethne.


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    Beautiful Curt!
    The birds have it really good in your neck of the woods.



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    Beauty Curt. Well done. I like the rustic look a lot.
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    I love it!

    I only wish I had a bigger lathe and a supply of firewood to experiment on.

    That's just so nice looking...
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    That is just way cool, Curt. I love it!
    Cody


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    Beautiful piece. What is the wood and what bird did you size it for?

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    Has anybody moved in and what is the rent payment on something like that?

    Great Job! Inspirational!

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    Cool real cool!!!!
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    Awe inspiring...

    Wonderful piece! Well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Shiverdecker View Post
    Beautiful piece. What is the wood and what bird did you size it for?

    Bruce
    Bruce, the wood is Gambel Oak, the scrub oak that grows along the foothills here in Utah. The actual house cavity is about 4 1/2" x 6" with an opening that's 1 1/2" diameter. I don't know much about what birds live in what type houses. With my luck it'll probably be starlings.

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