Super Mario Mushroom Birdhouse




About: Come spend some time in the shop. I'm a hobbyist woodworker and professional computer geek in Northern California. I guess my projects will vary widely, and I have no clue what I plan to make next...

Making a Super Mario Bros Mushroom Birdhouse turned from a log. This build was a lot of fun and I think it will make a geeky addition to my garden!

This was turned from a pear tree that came down in a storm a couple winters back. It is easy wood to work with and turned easy. The trick was hollowing out the base.

The forstner bit worked well, as I've not had much luck with hollowing on the lathe, it was time consuming, but effective!

I'm also quite pleased with the paint job. So why did I bore 5 35mm hole in the top instead of just painting them? I'm not sure... but it worked out, and I can now pretend like I always knew it would!

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    3 years ago

    Oh my gosh, this has to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen. If I had a lathe I would totally make one. Nice job!

    Phoenix Flare

    5 years ago

    CUTE! I ADORE mushrooms and birds! Very creative, well done! Looks amazing, I should try this!

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    5 years ago

    probably this is first video i watched fully..very nice cute little house you looks sooo adorable..

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    Oh what memories this brings back! Your instructions are very clear & I think I could do one except I have to think of an alternative to the 2.5" bit (I know there are other ways). The end result is a very cute little birdhouse that any bird should be proud to call "home"

    3 replies

    You could use a smaller bit and nibble away at it too! Then just clean it up with a sharp bench chisel!