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Rustic Cedar Bench
Category: Cranbrooks Lawn and Garden Ornaments | Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 11:21 am
This is a 5 ft cedar bench i made from 60 yr old reclaimed cedar and some left over cedar logs.
The first picture is of my son jamie (left) and one of his workers.
This bench cost $ 5.00 to build and took me 6 hours to complete.
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Category: Cranbrooks Lawn and Garden Ornaments | Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 7:28 pm
These arbors are both made with spruce branches.
As you can see there are always different views depending on the time of year. the first 2 pictures were taken today 3 pm .
there is a robin siting on the peak of the first picture.
the first arbor is made from 60 year old spruce.
the second arbor is made from 120 year old spruce branches.
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Category: Cranbrooks Lawn and Garden Ornaments | Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:25 pm
Thank you for the nice comments. i am pretty sure the birds know they have it pretty good. i wasn't sure if they would nest that close to each other but they seem to like it. i see 6 or 7 birds on them all day long especially in the morning.
i can hear babies in them now.
one day when i was sitting outside a farmer drove by in a combine .he stopped and asked me if i would build him a birdhouse for his father. he said he would give me all the wood i would need. he gave me a barn to tear down.
this is what it looked liked. it gave me enough lumber to build hundreds of them.
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Welcome to my one of a kind woodworking projects.
Category: Cranbrooks Lawn and Garden Ornaments | Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 11:36 am
Hi everyone, I am john from Cranbrook Ontario.
Welcome to my blog.
I am a 41 yr old semi retired carpenter due to an injury. i used to build houses for over 20 yrs.
I have two children. my son Jamie is 23 yrs old and my daughter Jacquie is 22 . my hobbies are woodworking , gardening, art and nature.
since I am not able to work at a full time i spend most of my time in my shop building unique one of a kind lawn ornaments.
In the past 6 months i have been getting a lot of attention for my Extreme birdhouses. in December i won 1 st place in a woodworking contest on a woodworking site. i also have had 2 newspapers recently do stories on the birdhouses and a major Canadian woodworking magazine wants to do an article.
It all started by one little house that i built. this is the first bird house that i built.it is 2 ft square and has 6 rooms.
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