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Old 08-09-2007, 08:15 AM
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Birdhouses and Lawn Ornaments made from reclaimed barn wood.

Hi everyone
These are my Extreme Birdhouses and lawn ornaments all made from 120 - 150 yr old reclaimed barn wood.
They range from 10" up to 9 ft wide.
The birds love them .
I have a picture gallery at http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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Old 08-10-2007, 03:09 AM
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Welcome John I am also in Ontario...but here is a stupid question where is acton??? I am not native to Ontario so not sure where it is. I am close to Petawawa. Your birdhouses are amazing and beautiful. thanks for sharing your pics with us.......

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Old 08-10-2007, 04:00 AM
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Hi Debbie and thank you.
Acton is about 25 minutes east of Guelph.
There used to be a large tannery there for years and a big leather outlet called The Old Hide House.
They used to have a commercial saying It,s worth the drive to Acton.
They were lying . lol
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Those birdhouses are so beautiful--I'm ready to move MYSELF in!
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:20 AM
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Fantastic work cranbrook2. I love them. I would like to collect birdhouses, but I think dh would have a fit if I brought one that size home! LOL
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:26 AM
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Thank you Barb and megrayau
The birds sure love them.
I,ve had birds fly in them 5 minutes after i put them up.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:53 AM
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Boy do i feel silly now...I have been to Acton years ago...remember the tannery...we stopped one year while we were in the area. We used to love to go to St Jacobs. My father grew up in guelph area and Brampton......his family owned one of the first Canadian Tire stores in Brampton. I have not been back to the area in awhile...just to Toronto. If I do head that way will have to stop in and see your bird houses...my kids would love them!

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Thanks Debbie
I am no longer in Acton.
I live 40 Min's west of St Jacobs near Brussels and Listowel area. mennonite country.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:46 AM
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Beautiful country up that way...will stop in if I am up that way...

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Old 08-10-2007, 10:15 AM
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Wow John they are amazing...how long does it take to make just one of them...The Muskoka Cabin is really something...just wonderful...I love all the birdhouses...and the cedar benches and the wishing wells and the decks...you are very talented...Awesome pictures...

As I am typing this I am also checking out your website...Okay I have got to ask who's Harley...nice...

Okay I am going to check out the rest of the pics on your site...Have a great day...

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