Old Plane Birdhouse


Every woodworker should spruce up the yard (or the shop) with this simple birdhouse.
By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 52

From the August 2010 issue #184
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I’ve never been a fan of birdhouses. Why welcome something to your yard that really wants to poo on your head?

Yet, inspiration works in weird ways. While visiting Maine in February I saw an enormous birdhouse that looked like a jointer plane hanging outside Liberty Tool, an ironmonger. I just had to have one to hang above my shop door.

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From the August 2010 issue #184
Buy this issue now