Sunday, September 28, 2014

Invisible Birdhouse

I made this Invisible Birdhouse for the 2014 Summers Woodworking Birdhouse Contest.  It's made from reclaimed cedar fence boards with mirrors to make it appear invisible.  Watch the video below to see how it was made.


Birds can be frightened or intimidated by their own reflection, so I did not place any mirrors on the front entrance of the birdhouse.  The mirror on the bottom of the front side is angled downward for this reason as well.


The mirrors are attached with rubber cement and hot melt glue, and I sanded the mirror edges smooth so they will not cause harm to birds.  Time will tell if the bluebirds will actually use it or not.  Hopefully I can catch some of them on video real soon!


4 comments:

  1. Hi Steve
    I really liked you video about the invisible birdhouse. I hope the birds like it.
    Very interesting idea, and great presentation using the mirrors to show the build.
    I am looking forward to following your post and learning more about you.
    Ken
    FuzzyDuck Creations
    www.ETSY.com: fuzzyduck creations
    e-mail: kenmartin4141@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Kenneth! Thank you! The birds aren't visiting any of my birdhouses lately, so I will probably have to put it outside next Spring to see if they can find it.

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    2. Thank you! Also how far is the upright to the platen support?

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    3. About 3/4" I think. Just enough to squeeze the hat through it.

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