Friday, July 4, 2014

A Stone Cottage Birdhouse With Dormers!

My sister was my inspiration for this birdhouse.  
 Her birdhouse is amazing and huge, and when I saw it, I knew I had to build one.   
   Mine is small and modest and I built it that way cuz
 I don't have a maid who can clean
 my birdhouse all day.... all those windows! 

My window frames were made from salvaged barn board.

Grey exterior caulking was used as the adhesive and grout!

This was used around the windows to make it look like the lights are on.  I think my lights were off when I did this.  I can't say this is my favorite part of the birdhouse.

Now to add the perch and hole side.

I beefed it up with some 3/4 inch plywood so that I had some meat to attach the perch to.

Shingles were salvaged from an old shed here on the homestead.  I think it took two shingles cut into smaller pieces to cover the roof.

I bought this sheet metal from a liquidation place years ago.

and turned it into a ridge cap!

And three seasons later, here she is....

Still standing!