Monday 17 May 2021

A little Project


I left you with question a couple of weeks ago as to what I was going to make with this wood. My next door neighbour had been getting the roof of his garage fixed and the chippy who was doing it was someone I knew well, he asked if I wanted any of the left over sheet he had been using and I though I could make something with one of the left over pieces so this is what I used it for. It was going to be a small dovecote

The wood is sterling board (Oriented strand board OSB) which is reconstituted wood. I discovered  while making the dovecote that this was not the best wood to work with is I will not be using it again

It needed cutting in to the shapes I wanted to use

Most of it was cut into various shapes

 Then a couple of pieces painted

  The next stage was to fit it all together,

 add the roof and make some sides

 I also put a door in one piece

This was nearly finished as I had to drill holes in one side for the birds to go in and then paint it
There you go all painted and fitted in place, if you look in the background you can see another I made a couple of years ago for my wife's Birthday. That is not the end of this either my wife has decided she would like another to go out the front of the house. I'm not sure if birds will nest in this one though we have had blue tits nesting nesting in the other and raising young. We will just have to see what happens.
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  1. Wow! Roger and I both congratulate you on this beautiful woodworking. So incredibly well done.

  2. Great job! I agree that wafer-weld is not the best building material. Be sure to keep it dry, because it soaks up water like a sponge.

    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

    1. Lucky it is inside the box apart form the base which was painted

  3. A lot of work, but it looks good.

    1. It was but at least I know what to do on the next one

  4. That turned out lovely. I am sure the birds will love it!

  5. That is a great looking birdhouse, Billy, and hopefully you will attract many birds to visit.

  6. How clever you are! I'm sure the doves will love it as much as I do :)

    I appreciate your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    1. It's more for small birds otherwise pigeons would use it


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