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    Hi everyone , here is my latest outdoor project .
    Last year a couple of loggers clear cut a bush nearby and they left all the scrap branches behind so i gathered up a pile of them and made this . This arbor is 7 ft square and 13 ft high . I am going to add a very large set of chimes in the tower and then a couple of hanging plants.
    The hardest part is cutting the branches with the mitre saw . They have to be completely flat or you get kick back big time . I also used a chainsaw , skilsaw and reciprocating saw .







    John from Belgrave ont.

    www.extremebirdhouse.com

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

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    John, that's beautiful!! Did you use tenon joinery for the smaller branches?

    I see it's dog approved, so you obviously did a great job!
    I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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      Thanks again Sandy . The dog is my neighbors , he won,t go home . I used 5 and 6" galv. nails for all the main frame and rafters then i used 3 1/2" screws and 2 1/2" galv finish nails for the smaller pieces . They hold together very well .
      John from Belgrave ont.

      www.extremebirdhouse.com

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

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        John, that's great. Most people would look at those branches and consider it firewood but you've created something beautiful!!
        Jim

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          Originally posted by john from brussels View Post
          The dog is my neighbors , he won,t go home .
          Of course not! He thinks he just found the biggest, nicest dog house in town
          I love my plumber

          "My Hero"

          Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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            John your work AMAZES ME

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              Thanks again everyone , i really appreciate the very nice comments .
              John from Belgrave ont.

              www.extremebirdhouse.com

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

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