Wednesday, May 17, 2017

First Batches of the Birdhouse Season (4).

Paint, More Paint and J.R. Davidson

2 of 11 pine birdhouses are in the paint studio (aka basement).

Eleven pine birdhouses need a second coat, then I can start first coats on trim for 18 cedar models, seen lined up like ducks in a row in the background, top photograph.

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 J.R. Davidson models - also known as JRs - originally made of teak, aluminum plating (roof) and chromium screws, caught my eye 5 or 6 years ago (please link to Modern Birdhouses) and I now make my own version from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.

Please link to First Batches of the Birdhouse Season (3).

Photos GH

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