Canadian Woodworking

Extreme bird houses

Author: Vic Tesolin
Published: August September 2009
Extreme Bird Houses
Extreme Bird Houses

This bird hotel is 7′ wide, 5′ tall and 4′ wide, and weighs about 350 pounds. It has 60 rooms designed for sparrows and swallows and features a wrap-around balcony made from 1/4″ steel.


Made by John Looser

The 1″ logs are made from reclaimed hemlock and regular barn steel for the roof. The insides are made from reclaimed ship­ping plywood and are all removable for easy cleaning. A house this size will be mounted 8-10 ft in the air on a single post about 12″ diameter.

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