Composite Post Sleeve Scraps make great bird housescomments (1) January 16th, 2014 in Blogs
Plastic and composite rail systems use hollow post sleeves to dress up structural 4x4 posts. Stock lengths are longer than needed so I usually end up trimming off 8 in. to 14 in. off.
Instead of tossing the cutoofs into the trash, I recycle them. Post sleeves have just about the perfect square footage for small songbird houses.
I cut scrap decking pieces to fit inside the post sleeves as floors and wide scraps of composite trim for roofs. Ripped PVC pipe leftovers make bow-shaped perches for the entry hole. I glue them on with PVC cement.
Now before we wrap up each deck job, we make a batch of bird houses out of the post sleeve and decking scraps for the clients.
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