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Old Friday 11th August 2017, 15:27   #1
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Finish for bird house?

I have a wood bird house that is unfinished. I do not know what type of wood it is but it is not cedar. What finish should I use to protect it but not keep the birds from using it? Thanks; Don
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I'm not that sure it really matters as long as it's not odorous?

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Here is an interesting page on coating birdhouses:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/seal-birdhouses-99383.html
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?? And this has what to do with this thread?
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Clearly the British and American senses of humour differ
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Never heard of it Phil
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This thread isn't 'finnished' yet!
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Let's stay on topic guys.
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Thanks for the link. I have boiled linseed oil. I used to use it to finish gun stocks. It eventually drys but gets sticky when warmed. Don
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Cedar seems to be the next suggestion in quite a few sites that I checked on.
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The title was corrected w/in a couple of hours of posting so lets let it go
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