A house for the birds.

For the Love of Birds – Laser Cut and Engraved Bird House

Our house is located on a 3 acre acreage, 30 minutes West of Edmonton, Alberta and we admit that we really really like the songbirds in our area. We have multiple bird feeders set out year round to keep all the birds happy, so the next logical thing to do was to design a laser cut and engraved birdhouse for them. This was my first attempt and it turned out well but I think the next version will be a tad simpler since bending the plywood was bit on the tricky. I like the covered wagon look and will keep that for the next version but will most likely use a gentler curve on the to with flared sides.

The front is a blue acrylic, that we picked up as scrap cutoffs from a plastics company, and the rest is 1/8″ birch plywood with a 3/4″ plywood floor so there was a good base to screw in to. And of course to keep it “high end” I just had to use brass screws and cups for some extra flare. I laser engraved the outside of the roof to emulate shingles and I also engraved the underside to make it look like a beam ceiling but really I was hoping it would me to bend the plywood easier. Now to find a good place to mount the house.

What do you think of the house? Any ideas or suggestions for the next one?

 

 

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One Response to “For the Love of Birds – Laser Cut and Engraved Bird House”

  1. Cindy November 2, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    Its gorgeous and looks so unique with the covered wagon design. I’m not a bird house expert, but let us know if anyone moves in!

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