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post #1 of 5 Old 05-01-2017, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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It has been a while since I have posted any of my Extreme Birdhouses . This is my latest edition !
This bird hotel is 9 1/2 ft wide x 68" wide x 86" tall and made from white cedar .
It has 61 rooms , 2 rooftop pools and weighs about 500 pounds .
It will be mounted 9 ft in the air on a single post
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I put myself through college as a pastry chef, and continued to do wedding cake$ until my wife (7 years my junior), finished grad $chool. While I was a full-time pastry chef, one of the things I most-enjoyed and found incredibly gratifying was making gingerbread houses. In the commercial setting, these were for holiday displays, and they really were more along the lines of gingerbread palaces, castles, or mansions. There was no extra money in making them for me (other than extra hours on the clock), but they sure were fun. I can see how building these extreme bird houses would satisfy that same artistic need in a big way, AND the work product survives beyond the holidays for people to enjoy for many years.
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Very detailed. Good job
Mounted 9' in the air and almost another 7' to the top, how do you fill the roof-top pools with water?
At 500 lbs, you will need one heck of a big mounting pole. How will you lift the hotel to mount it?

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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wow. dud, "extreme" may actually be an understatement for this one!
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