Light House

Discussion in 'Jims Woodworking' started by beetle, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    The light house is made from 5/4" treated decking. It measures about 22" by 72" tall. It has a solar light in top.
     
  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    I built Ma a 72" lighthouse a couple years ago. Her favorite spot for it happened to be under a ceder tree. Consequently, her solar light doesn't get enough solar energy to keep it lit...:lol:

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  3. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    great lookin lighthouse
     
  4. Team StrayCats

    Team StrayCats New Member

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    Nice looking light house. I have a few here that i bought for my wife cause she likes light houses. I wouldent mind haveing one like that . I can build. If you dont mind sharing. Pm me Thanks
     
  5. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty cool, & I really like the idea of the solar light :lol:
     
  6. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Roger, you have a bunch of great projects. You are trully a talented fellow. I like the lighthouse, it is really sharp.
     
  7. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    That is really neat.Wish Ihad talent like that. My daughter would go nuts with that in her front yard.She loves lighthouses.
     
  8. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I will have to come up with something better than the rope though. The birds around my house seem to love to peck at it. I have replaced it twice now. I like the look of it but the birds frez it up bad until it breaks. I think I will have to change it to some kind of small chain this spring.
     
  9. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    One of those would look great next to my pond thanks for the idea.
    You could maybe try a piece of white wire to replace the rope with, that way you can give it a little droop to give it the rope look.
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice looking light house.
     
  11. Catgirl

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    Nice work Roger. I've seen a lot of "cookie cutter" lighthouses displayed in yards around my area, but yours is unique and much more to my liking. Thank you for sharing your skill with us. :smile2:
     
  12. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Something you might consider, rather than replacing the rope with something different, would be to coat it with a water sealer urothane or something that is clear. Put on SEVERAL coats so that it builds up a slight shell over the rope. Birds should stop picking at it then.