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post #21 of 29 Old 11-29-2009, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks John !
I got lucky as far as how the steel looks . It,s called Barn Master steel .
So far i haven,t found anything else that works as well as this stuff and of couse to scale.
I use a skill saw with a metal blade to cut it .
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those are pretty sweet! what kind of birds live in condo's like that? when i was living in dallas we used to have purple martin houses that were multi-unit like that but i haven't heard of any other type of bird living in a community setting.
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The large houses are designed mostly for sparrows , they will fill them up no problem . Some of the smaller houses are designed for purple martins .
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The bird houses are absolutely beautiful and demonstrate your expertise and craftsmanship. I like the single post mount you displayed in your pictures but I have a concern about the stability you may or may not have experienced with mounting a 500lb birdhouse nine feet up on a sturdy post. The stormy weather and high winds in my area can be fairly destructive and I just wonder about the stability of such a large wind blocker.
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Thank you agreeX , I am also concerned about the high winds coming from lake Huron . I have had one up now for 5 years and no problems whatsoever .
I have lost large trees but no birdhouses . I also use metal brackets to connect the base to the post . They work like hurricane ties . I do check them periodically just to be sure .
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Super inspiring! Thanks for posting.
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too much fun

I think you are having a lot of fun with your bird houses. Good for you!

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Awesome! What do they look like in the inside? Are there separate compartments for each entry hole? Or is it one big space inside? Do you have a picture of the interior?

Again, just beautiful.

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Thanks again everyone for all the great comments .

The insides are all divided up with thin plywood . Everything is removable for cleaning . The walls are all notch together and each floor floats inside .





I just did a big wood show a few weeks ago and it went very well .







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