Barnwood Tri-Plex Birdhouse on Pillar

jeannespinesAugust 28, 2010

Finished up this "heavy duty" barnwood birdhouse yesterday...DH put 3 nesting compartments in it. I got the pillar at a GS for $5 & painted it white...the roof is made from barnwood doors trim which I decided to paint gray. Needs a vine growin' up it or some grapevine. If you can get your hands on any old barnwood, it certainly lasts out in the weather for a long time! Thanks for looking. Jeanne s.

The decor is an old pc recycled spindle which DH sawed down the middle:

And added the other half to the backside:

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That is one BEAUTIFUL birdhouse! It would be "decor item" if I had it, LOL. Actually, the birds here don't use houses and I don't know why. Guess our nice weather during Fall thru Winter makes them unnecessary, and Spring-Summer too hot. I've always put out a few birdhouses whereever we lived around Phoenix. In town and in the country, and no bird ever wanted a home. :o(
But I like to use birdhouses for decor so that's ok.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 2:35AM
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Marlene Kindred

Another great masterpiece Jeanne! Love all of your birdhouses and I'll bet you have some very happy birds around your house...the pillar is just beautiful too!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 10:02AM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

I wish my DH would be into making the birdhouses like I want to have. They'd definitely look something like this!!! I love ornate (& with rust). Love that pillar you found & I would have snatched that right up too!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 12:57PM
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SO neat, and yes it is nice your DH and you enjoy this stuff together. Have fun!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 4:58PM
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The birdhouse is beautiful. I haven't seen anything that you have shown us yet that I haven't liked. You and your husband are a talented couple! Keep creating....and is always beautiful!


    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 6:56PM
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bverste(zone 5)

like it, like it, like it. Hope the birds do too! yes a grapvine wreath or a clematis, or even morning glory would look good.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 7:59PM
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Very pretty!!!! Love it!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 10:26PM
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I wanna be a bird!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 1:04AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

That's a beauty for sure!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2010 at 9:54PM
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That sure is a dandy! Beautiful condo for some lucky birds. I'm hoping to make some birdhouses soon but they won't hold a candle to this one. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2010 at 1:09AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Very nice. The birdies will love it!! You and DH are a great team. Keep the pics coming!!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2010 at 11:55AM
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