Paint, More Paint and J.R. Davidson
2 of 11 pine birdhouses are in the paint studio (aka basement).
Over the years I have studied a few birdhouses made by others (admittedly, I steal a few ideas here and there). J.R. Davidson models - also known as JRs - originally made of teak, aluminum plating (roof) and chromium screws, caught my eye 5 or 6 years ago (please link to Modern Birdhouses) and I now make my own version from premium cedar, with a fir plywood roof and brass screws.
GHs in progress:
Each GH is made from 12 blocks of premium cedar. Marine varnish next.
Another 'quicker' version of the GH, made from 4 cedar slats
I cut horizontal grooves in each slat, to look like 12 blocks and trim.
Painted plywood roofs are next.
JR - see Modern Birdhouses
Please link to First Batches of the Birdhouse Season (3).