Introduction: Just Another Birdhouse
Im allways looking for new ways to to distress wood.I was going for the old barnwood look.The nails are fake(another way to use those pesky nailheads).This project involves a table saw and a torch,please use common sense.The first pic was without stain.
drill & 1" 1/4 bit
small propane torch
miter saw (optional)
aprox 3' of wood,my wood was 5" 1/4.any width will work.
paint-red&gray. use cheap waterbased paint
water based polyurathane
stain-I used minwax walnut
Step 1: Get Your Wood
I made sure the pallet I used was heat treated,this one was pine and very clean.
Step 2: Cut Wood
Pretty basic bird house,grabbed the plans from the net.
cut list(see pics)
5" 1/2x3" 3/4 bottom
(2) 5"1/2x5"1/4 sides
(2)8"x5"1/4 front & back
Step 3: Cut the Shingles
Lay out your cuts and center the blade on each line.I set my blade height to 3/16th.
Step 4: Paint
Paint the house red & the roof gray
Step 5: Sand & Burn
Now the fun part.After the paint drys,sand untill the grain shows.After that use the torch,you may want to practice on a spare part first.Its a little tricky,you have to keep the torch moving.I did not burn the roof.
Step 6: Put It Toghter
Pretty basic from here.Drill the hole,I went up 4" from bottom.I used a dark stain to make the wood look aged.The nailheads are fake.The poly brings out the red.
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