Another Leg of our Journey; Life in Town...in a rented Bungalow

Liberty

Senior Member
Location
Texas
THAT is very interesting, love the name for it! Am going to make one out of a gourd, do you clean out the interior or let the bluebirds do their own housekeeping?
Have never cleaned it out...its very large, made from aged old house and wrought iron fence parts by a local guy, and its mounted on a big post that's about 9 ft in the air. Maybe this top pic shows you better, the size in relationship to the arbor beside it:

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Catlady

Senior Member
Location
Southern AZ
I keep whittling away at these one of a kind avian abodes
Folks are still snapping them up as fast as I can make 'em
I'm not unhappy with this one;

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I haven't seen ALL your bird houses, but this one is my favorite. Plenty of places for the bird to hang out outside. I bet you could do wonders with our Saguaro skeletons.

 

AnnieA

Down South
Location
Down South
If...the soon to be appraisal goes well, I'll consider it our place, even before closing

I'm just gonna do minimal changes at first, and dedicate most my time to the garages
The garages (one will be my shop) will take up most my waking moments

Just black trim and paint the door a dark shade of red, and maybe a trellis to 'balance' the front
Won't put in a window until my shop is set up.

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Love the black trim! It defines the lines and makes the front door area pop. Love the arbor as well. The olny thing I maybe wouldn't do is paint the side door red. Painting it white would keep the front of the house the focal point. My vision keeps pulling away from the front to that side door. Maybe it's just the scale of the pics and wouldn't be an issue in true to life size.
 

Gary O'

Well-known Member
Location
Oregon
Original Poster
Snow's in the forecast
It urged me to take one very last trip to the cabin
One last winter tighten up

Took the summer screens off the doors (ice, snow would gather on 'em, and ruin 'em)
Tarped the fire pit
Walked the place
Breathed the mountain air

Wife and I looked at each other
We were of one voice, one mind

If....for any reason.... we do not get the little house we've put earnest money on....we're gonna move back out to the cabin

...and, if we do get the little house, we're not gonna sell the cabin

can't

Just can't

A good portion of our souls are there

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Liberty

Senior Member
Location
Texas
Snow's in the forecast
It urged me to take one very last trip to the cabin
One last winter tighten up

Took the summer screens off the doors (ice, snow would gather on 'em, and ruin 'em)
Tarped the fire pit
Walked the place
Breathed the mountain air

Wife and I looked at each other
We were of one voice, one mind

If....for any reason.... we do not get the little house we've put earnest money on....we're gonna move back out to the cabin

...and, if we do get the little house, we're not gonna sell the cabin

can't

Just can't

A good portion of our souls are there

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Very happy to hear you say that Gary...that's exactly the same way we feel about this big old joint on the land.
Its your vibrations in the very walls...also know that if we just up and decided to move, hub would curl up in a ball in some corner in "God's waiting room". Glad you have it near, no matter which way you go...its your "mountain home", huh!
 

Gary O'

Well-known Member
Location
Oregon
Original Poster
Yes, I'm still carving avian abodes with what ma nature has given me in regard to lodge pole pine roots.

And, I'll tell ya'll, it's been a bit of a poser to match my current deign to the maniacal whimsy of root growth.

But...

I'm very happy with how this one turned out

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It always takes some time for me to determine just how to incorporate the complete root,
as I really don't wish to lop off some critical gyration, then discover I could have used it.

Like the overlap wraparound atop the weather crown

It always gives me a bit of joy when things become what I've imagined

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Gary O'

Well-known Member
Location
Oregon
Original Poster
Low on inventory

more avian abodes

These two I'm OK with

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This one, I'm more than happy

The root system really came together (not a common thing)

Might not sell it

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even happy with the back end, of which I feathered in a black stain to enhance the grain

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