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    Extreme Birdhouses

    Hi everyone , I'm back again with another one of my Extreme Birdhouses
    I started this one almost 2 years ago and i just got back at recently . It is made from 150 yr old reclaimed barn wood and is 9 ft wide and over 8 ft high.
    It is also my largest birdhouse to date.

    This bird mansion has 13 roofs , 32 dormers , a fly through tunnel and over 100 apartments.
    I still have a few things left to do like drill all the holes , finish the railings and most of all paint the roof.
    My only problem is i have no idea what color to paint it so i am open to suggestions.
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    John in Cranbrook

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    Kicked it up another notch, eh? That's another impressive piece of work, John.

    I can't decide if I prefer a red roof or a green roof.
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    Incredible and impressive job!
    You've must have invested a lot of hours there!

    If I had to live there I would prefer green for the roof, but the sort of green that copper roofs take when exposed.

    Why not make a poll on that? or much better why not ask the future inhabitants?
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Incredible and impressive job!
    You've must have invested a lot of hours there!

    If I had to live there I would prefer green for the roof, but the sort of green that copper roofs take when exposed.

    Why not make a poll on that? or much better why not ask the future inhabitants?
    Thank you Vaughn and Toni
    I was thinking the same thing like a mint green similar to the the color of copper after a few years. I have also seen that color on parliament buildings .

    I also like red but i have used that on at least half of the houses i have done.
    John in Cranbrook

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    John, do you think the birds that can't get a room in your super condos feel slighted.........

    Man you do nice work!
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    wow...makes my birdhouse look like starter homes
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    Wow.........if you dont mind...........understand if you dont say.

    Not going into competition either..............

    but what does one
    charge for love of labor like you are making?

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

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    Thank you gentlemen

    Bob
    I have no idea what i would charge for something like this .
    Maybe $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

    I will probably donate this one to a park or conservation area next sping.
    John in Cranbrook

    www.extremebirdhouse.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by john looser View Post

    I will probably donate this one to a park or conservation area next sping.
    Would 1/2 acre private park work? Or is the Birdhouse to big??

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

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    Hi everyone , here are a few more progress pics.

    Well the roof is almost done but it sure was a lot of work cutting and painting it .
    There are almost 100 pieces of steel that i had to cut , grind and paint . 3 coats .
    I sometimes wonder why i make so much extra work for myself ?

    I still have a few days left but i was a little short on paint and i have to wait a week for that.
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    John in Cranbrook

    www.extremebirdhouse.com

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