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(767 posts)
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:36 AM Mar 2020

Carved birdhouses

Last edited Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:17 PM - Edit history (1)

A few birdhouses carved with a chainsaw. I make a lot of these in normal times a month from now we would start going to art and craft shows where I sell them among many other pieces.

After carving I burn them with a torch, brush and sand. Apply color, some I leave natural. Then put deck and siding preservative on.






I made this video using electrics in the shop all my smaller stuff I use electric. Big carvings are done outside with gas saws


Carved birdhouses (Original Post) Woodwizard Mar 2020 OP
How cool! MLAA Mar 2020 #1
Thank you Woodwizard Mar 2020 #4
This is great work!... WePurrsevere Mar 2020 #2
Thank you Woodwizard Mar 2020 #5
Beautiful pieces. northoftheborder Mar 2020 #3
I will be putting some up on ebay. Woodwizard Mar 2020 #7
I think DU has a section where you can sell stuff csziggy Mar 2020 #14
Very cool. wendyb-NC Mar 2020 #6
Great pieces. Scarsdale Mar 2020 #8
Unique stunning craftsmanship benld74 Mar 2020 #9
I agree! dem in texas Mar 2020 #16
I don't know how you do that with a chainsaw...you're a wizard!...thanks for sharing your talent!❤ Karadeniz Mar 2020 #10
These are great! Bayard Mar 2020 #11
Yes Woodwizard Mar 2020 #12
Wow. nt littlemissmartypants Mar 2020 #13
Oh so nice. samplegirl Mar 2020 #15
If you put any up on Ebay, will you put a link here? Jamastiene May 2020 #17
I just set up a store on my web site a few weeks ago Woodwizard May 2020 #18
Very creative & inventive... electric_blue68 Nov 2020 #19
Thank you Woodwizard Nov 2020 #20
That's great considering so much general and income upheaval for many people electric_blue68 Nov 2020 #21


(767 posts)
4. Thank you
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:54 AM
Mar 2020

They are a big seller I make several hundred a year, not sure about this year but I am working in the shop like normal.


(24,259 posts)
2. This is great work!...
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:48 AM
Mar 2020

I love whimsical art (that's mostly what I create too) and the subtle coloring on this one is very well done.


(34,070 posts)
14. I think DU has a section where you can sell stuff
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 11:27 PM
Mar 2020

Yes! The DU Marketplace! I'd consider buying one there or from Etsy. I almost never buy anything from eBay anymore.


(9,426 posts)
8. Great pieces.
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 10:03 AM
Mar 2020

Unique. Lucky birds to live in one of these "different" houses. Thanks for posting. Talented woodworker.


(767 posts)
12. Yes
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:02 PM
Mar 2020

Wrens will go into just about anything they are not fussy, a large box they will fill with sticks to the proper hight. Bluebirds like a deep box 5-7 inches deep with a 1.5 inch hole.


(767 posts)
18. I just set up a store on my web site a few weeks ago
Thu May 14, 2020, 04:24 PM
May 2020

Now that our shows are cancelled at least until august, I am thinking more like the whole year.

http://harnettdesigns.com Just hit the online store button I am adding more items weekly wooden kitchen utensils will be up next. Thank you for the interest it is a whole lot of adjustment for everybody.

Just got a big order for birdhouse from a local Farmers Market they are one of my reliable selling points still.


(14,011 posts)
19. Very creative & inventive...
Tue Nov 24, 2020, 04:50 PM
Nov 2020

Nice color mix.

Saw your market set up, and those lovely wooden rack and pinion pieces. 👍


(767 posts)
20. Thank you
Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:50 PM
Nov 2020

this year has been an adjustment, for most been getting by with my work better than I thought a lot of previous show customers have contacted me for items.

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