We chose Gorilla Wood Glue to use for our project.
We have never tried it before and I do have to say...we are pleased!
The set time is so incredibly fast!
We decided to "embellish" a small birdhouse into a super duper mansion birdhouse
....fit for a king....well bird, and maybe a couple of his buddies....
Our inspiration came from a picture of a copper coin with great patina that I found on
( my source for all of my unanswered questions! :)
I wanted to see what true patina looks like and this is the example they gave.
The colors are gorgeous!
We thought it would be cool to give a simple birdhouse the same colors,
and add some bold color to my backyard.
Real copper would have been SWEET....but......
have you seen how much that stuff costs?
Faux will have to do.
We started by mimicking the base of the birdhouse by cutting 1x2's at 30 degree angles.
We always have a couple of 1x2's lying around....you never know when you'll need them!
Plus they're super cheap!
Then we built up and out.
Each piece was glued together with Gorilla wood glue.
The set time was SOOOOOO fast!
This is the third layer of 1x2's to give it extra height.
We covered the holes so birdseed couldn't seep down into the inside.
Now we let it sit overnight and I have to say...it was solid!
We added the perch with more
and wood screws,
filled the gaps with some filler and sanded.
The base is a post in the ground. I've never done this before.
Thank goodness for our Dad!
He said to bury it at least 2 1/2 feet into the ground.
We probably should have used cement.
I'm always wanting to move things around and redecorate!
Wood screws attach the triangle wood pieces to the post.
There you go!
A little far out for a birdhouse, but it got the "cool" approval from my boys.
That's all that matters! :)
Now all it needs are a couple coats of polyurethane,
and maybe some birdseed....