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    • November 11, 2017 10:49 AM EST

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      Bird House Buildings

      Ran across this website today.   BIRD HOUSE BUILDINGS  Quite a few buildings that could have possibilities.

      This post was edited by Paul Burch at November 11, 2017 11:18 PM EST
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    • November 11, 2017 11:37 AM EST
      • Deer Park, Washington
         
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      Lots of good ideas there.  Thanks, Paul.

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    • November 11, 2017 1:45 PM EST
      • San Mateo, California
         
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      For several years now, I have been collecting bird houses, typically on sale price at OHS stores, so when I get the point of landscaping my outdoor layout, I will put them out, though with some mods to plug the round bird access holes and maybe add LED interior lighting.

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    • November 11, 2017 11:21 PM EST
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      I had a few of them some years ago when the RR was on the ground around my pond area. Had to seal them with Thompson's Water Seal yearly, but the sun eventually breaks them down, they usually would last 3-4 years, before parts would start falling off of them.

    • November 12, 2017 4:48 AM EST
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      Mike Wlez said:

      I had a few of them some years ago when the RR was on the ground around my pond area. Had to seal them with Thompson's Water Seal yearly, but the sun eventually breaks them down, they usually would last 3-4 years, before parts would start falling off of them.

      Even after sealing well with polyurethane ours barely lasted a year. The ones we have now do not stay outside and we use them mostly for shows.

       

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    • November 12, 2017 8:00 AM EST
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      My experience has been they are temporary! In a year or two they rot away no matter how you try to protect them. I am replacing mine with commercially obtained plastic buildings or scratch-building structures using PVC. YMMV depending on climate. Florida is very wet and hot, so that promotes rot. In a desert climate they may last a lot longer.

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    • November 12, 2017 8:07 AM EST
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      I have many of the bird feeders form various places .  I have found them at WalMart, Tractor Supply, pet stores.  I even found 2 different Gazebos.

      I filled the bottom with gravel and cut off the hanging cable.

      Some have been outside for 7 years and stand up to the New England weather real well.

       

      Note..  I never paid more than $15 for any of these and sometimes on sale under $8.

    • November 12, 2017 8:20 AM EST
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      Dan,

      I think maybe the "feeders" are made from solid wood like ceder or redwood? The ones I have used are made of thin plywood.

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    • November 12, 2017 6:15 PM EST
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      Dan Pierce said:

      I have many of the bird feeders form various places .  I have found them at WalMart, Tractor Supply, pet stores.  I even found 2 different Gazebos.

      I filled the bottom with gravel and cut off the hanging cable.

      Some have been outside for 7 years and stand up to the New England weather real well.

       

      Note..  I never paid more than $15 for any of these and sometimes on sale under $8.

       

       

      These are nice, they are UV protected plastic, I purchased a few of them.

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Mike Wlez at November 12, 2017 6:36 PM EST
    • November 13, 2017 7:15 AM EST
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      As Mike stated,  these feeders are plastic NOT wood and last longer than the piko houses I have and are thick walled like the Pola buildings!!!

    • November 13, 2017 2:22 PM EST
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      As far as I can read, no one stated that the feeders you mention are plastic!

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    • November 13, 2017 7:01 PM EST
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      Not a bird house per-se, but Wall Station began life as a craft store unfinished wood "project" structure. Seen here in as purchased configuration in grey primer...

       

      And after up-scale / upgrade just before installation on the RR...

       

       

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    • November 13, 2017 8:19 PM EST
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      ^ My wife did the same thing, she added a stone base under that log cabin, for a Tack shop

    • November 13, 2017 8:21 PM EST
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      Joe Zullo said:

      As far as I can read, no one stated that the feeders you mention are plastic!

        

       

       

       

      Joe, I mentioned the feeders were made of UV protected plastic. Quoting on here is an exercise in futility trying to get the quote in a box by itself, and the answer separate. 

      This post was edited by Mike Wlez at November 13, 2017 9:05 PM EST
    • November 14, 2017 9:40 AM EST
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      Mike Wlez said:
      Joe Zullo said:

      As far as I can read, no one stated that the feeders you mention are plastic!

        

       

       

       

      Joe, I mentioned the feeders were made of UV protected plastic. Quoting on here is an exercise in futility trying to get the quote in a box by itself, and the answer separate. 

      Mike,

      I see it now mixed in with Dan's quote.

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    • November 14, 2017 11:44 AM EST
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      Mike Wlez said:
      Joe Zullo said:

      As far as I can read, no one stated that the feeders you mention are plastic!

        

       

       

       

      Joe, I mentioned the feeders were made of UV protected plastic. Quoting on here is an exercise in futility trying to get the quote in a box by itself, and the answer separate. 

      It's not that hard, I can do it!

      The trick is to scroll down (in the reply box) and place your cursor to the far lower left, click and when it stays off to the left, you are low enuf.

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    • November 14, 2017 11:18 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Mike Wlez said:
      Joe Zullo said:

      As far as I can read, no one stated that the feeders you mention are plastic!

        

       

       

       

      Joe, I mentioned the feeders were made of UV protected plastic. Quoting on here is an exercise in futility trying to get the quote in a box by itself, and the answer separate. 

      It's not that hard, I can do it!

      The trick is to scroll down (in the reply box) and place your cursor to the far lower left, click and when it stays off to the left, you are low enuf.

       

       

      That's the trick! I think you had mentioned this tip in another post. Thanks John 

    • November 15, 2017 9:56 PM EST
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      In the Menard's sale paper that came out this week, they have the Feeders on sale for $14.99. They're showing the lighthouse, but it says assorted styles.

       

      I put an old Lionel revolving light inside, minus the revolving dome.

      This post was edited by Mike Wlez at November 15, 2017 10:00 PM EST
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