Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Workshop - Cedar Triplexes 3

Wider Load

["Three new and improved, 30% roomier birdhouses"]

The red cedar boards above are only five inches wide and if I hide the sides of these birdhouses behind the faces then the total width of the triplex would only be 15 inches and the interiors would likely be uncomfortably narrow (between approx. 3.75 - 4.25 in.) for most birds.

Recently I came up w a suitable way (though more time-consuming) to use the same wood yet produce wider models (below). I made the sides longer and attached them to the sides of the front and back faces.

["The interior is now the full five inches wide"]

["Trim at front and back hides the butt ends. Looks AOK"

The 'full-on trim day' will now last a bit longer but the birds will hopefully give the spacious interiors a thumbs up.

["Trim day will likely be next week, after a few 'paint days'"]

Link to The Workshop

Photos GH

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