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    Hi again everyone , Here are few pics of my latest Extreme Birdhouse
    I started it almost 2 yrs ago and i finally decided to finish it.

    It is 9 ft wide and over 8 ft high and is made from 150 yr old reclaimed barn wood.
    This birdhouse has 13 roofs , 32 dormers and a fly through tunnel.

    I still have to drill the holes , finish the balconies and most of all i still have to paint the roof just as soon as i figure out what color to paint it.
    Attached Files
    John from Belgrave ont.

    www.extremebirdhouse.com

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/...d=112698715866

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    i would say either a stately green or red if you ask me, and yet again i sit here in complete aw of you work
    9/11/01, never forget.

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      Thank you oldslowchevy ,I really appreciate your comments.

      I was hoping to paint it with something different this time but finding caulking to match is not that easy. Red would be my second choice .
      I was thinking of mint green like the parliament buildings but i can't find mint green caulk.
      John from Belgrave ont.

      www.extremebirdhouse.com

      http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/...d=112698715866

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        not sure if they still do this but i know some paint suppy houses could either make or order speical colored caulk, i will take a quick look and see if i can find something.




        ahhh i found it, here is the link.........
        http://www.phenoseal.com/custom_caulkcolor.html
        Last edited by oldslowchevy; 10-31-2007, 09:03 AM.
        9/11/01, never forget.

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        • #5
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          I called a caulking store yesterday and they said they could do it but it would be a minimum of 1,000 tubes. I sure don,t need that much.
          John from Belgrave ont.

          www.extremebirdhouse.com

          http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/...d=112698715866

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          • #6
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            john put the wrong link in try this one and it is a 2 tube minum order.

            http://www.centurapaint.com/

            i hope this helps.(who needs 1000 tubes of caulk at a time??)
            9/11/01, never forget.

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            • #7
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              Thanks for that link
              By the time i was to use 20 or 30 tubes of caulking the other 970 tubes would be dried up
              John from Belgrave ont.

              www.extremebirdhouse.com

              http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/...d=112698715866

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              • #8
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                I personally like the natural wood look. Maybe some stain would work. I am always in awe of your work.

                Do your birdhouses sell well?

                These are pieces of art that could last hundreds of years.

                Josh

                Your birdhouses are almost big enough for kids to play in now.

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                • #9
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                  pssst josh have you seen his sheds? heck i'd hate to see i play house, lol
                  9/11/01, never forget.

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                  • #10
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                    Thanks again Josh
                    I just got a order to build 10 more birdhouses by June 2008 for a customer and my son sold 5 plans last week so it,s nice to see things are looking up.
                    I also just found someone who is interested in helping me design some more plans and i am hoping to get plans made for the shed i,m building now and the playhouse i did a while ago.

                    I only want to paint the steel on the roof , the logs look nice just the way they are.

                    With the wood already being 150 yrs old this birdhouse should already be considered an antique .
                    John from Belgrave ont.

                    www.extremebirdhouse.com

                    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/...d=112698715866

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                      John

                      Beautiful work there. Please keep posting pictures.

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                      • #12
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                        OK it is a nice day Woussko!!!!So get out there in build something!!!
                        You can never have enough drills-too many is just enough!!!!!

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                        • #13
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                          I think a nice touch with the mint green paint would be some thin copper flashings instead of using caulking either way your work is fantastic. I think you should consider yourself a wood artist and not a carpenter.

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                          • #14
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                            Thanks again everyone ,I really appreciate all the very nice comments
                            John from Belgrave ont.

                            www.extremebirdhouse.com

                            http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/...d=112698715866

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                            • #15
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                              Hi again everyone
                              There wasn,t a whole lot of color choices to go with but i decided to go with a olive green color.
                              It sure was a lot of work , there were almost 100 pieces to cut , grind and paint . 3 coats
                              Attached Files
                              John from Belgrave ont.

                              www.extremebirdhouse.com

                              http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/...d=112698715866

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