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  1. #1
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    Default Recycling Barn wood

    Hi everyone , new member here .
    I have been a big fan of TOH ever since the day it aired .
    I was in new home construction for more then 20 years until a injury forced me to retire early .
    Then about 6 years ago with lots of time on my hands i decided to build again but on a much smaller scale .

    I loved building houses so i decided why not build homes for the birds but step it up a notch or two .
    So that is how i came up with the idea of Extreme Birdhouses .
    I have built 97 birdhouses so far and they are all made from 80 - 150 year old reclaimed barn wood .
    They range from 2 ft square and go up to 9 ft wide by 9 ft tall.
    My largest birdhouse has 103 rooms , 32 dormers , 14 different roofs , fly through tunnel and weighs about 500 lbs .

    I also build other lawn ornaments using reclaimed wood including old discarded branches for rustic arbors .

    Here is a link to some of my work , hobby

    http://www.extremebirdhouse.com/inde...81fc8799adcef3

    Thanks for looking !

    john

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    Default Re: Recycling Barn wood

    Welcome to the forum John. Great work, very nice stuff and its great that you are using reclaimed lumber.

    Mike

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    Default Re: Recycling Barn wood

    Howdy John great work. How did you fasten the branches for the arbor?

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    Default Re: Recycling Barn wood

    Thank you Mike and Timothy for the nice welcome .

    I pre drill all the large branches and then use 5" and 6" galv nails .On the smaller branches i use 3 1/2" screws and 2 1/2" galv finish nails .

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    Default Re: Recycling Barn wood

    Howdy thanks for the assembly infor. I bet you could make some great doll houses too.

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    Default Re: Recycling Barn wood

    My granddaughter is living in Australia until Sept 2011 so i will be building her a doll house by the time she gets back .

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    Default Re: Recycling Barn wood

    Imagine as well as you build great great grand daughters will know what a craftsman you are. Love and remembered beyond ones life....

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