Zeta Birdhouse Blues

Last Spring, I ended up with some warped and busted slats after a repair on my wooden privacy fence and crafted some simple bird boxes.

All you need is one retired fence picket, cut into six assorted lengths with your favorite circular saw, add a handful of short finishing nails and a few longer ones to mount it to the tree, and boom:

Well, last week, myself and a few hundred thousand other folks along the Gulf Coast got sucker-punched by Hurricane Zeta, who slammed into us with 110 mph winds.

This lady

While a huge oak in my yard got split, and I spent 41 hours in the dark (generators and homemade hurricane candles come in handy)– also you may have noticed the dearth of posts last Friday and Saturday– the birdhouse on the aforementioned tree made it!


Never underestimate the durability of surplus wood projects.


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