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Dovecote plans and Bird House Plans

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Just a quick note to say thank you for all the great testimonials and feedback for my dovecote plans – I now have over 100 pictures of your newly built dovecote’s and they all look fantastic.

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Dovecote Bird House Plans

I am a wood working enthusiast, and I am writing this blog about one of my favourite projects; my dovecote bird house. I was looking all over the internet for some time trying to find a good set of dovecote bid house plans. The problem is, most of the bird house plans are quite simple and nothing as ornamental or extravagant as the traditional dovecote bird houses.

I considered buying one, the local garden centre had one for sale for £250, but I know I could build my own dovecote birdhouse for a fraction of the price, plus I had the added benefit of creating a reasonably sized one, which I could customise and add additional rooms to.

My search was fruitless, I then decided to start building my own dovecote bird house from a set of pictures and very basic (yet expensive) bird house plans I had purchased from the internet. I added a few of my own modifications and decorations, a feeding table 3 rooms, a tiled roof, a sturdier design and elegant windows and trimmings and finally come up with a dovecote bird house design that has since received many compliments and brought my family and I many evenings of joy.

It was a fantastic feeling, I hadn’t built anything for a few years prior to my dovecote bird house project but the compliments and the finished result really inspired me to start this wonderful hobby again. I have made new dovecote bird houses for my friends and family and have even sold a few in the loot.

My dovecote bird house plans are now available for sale on this blog. If you would like to purchase a set of my plans for your own wood working project please click the picture banner below or visit my home page here: www.DovecotePlans.com

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I have had hundreds of lovely comments, and people everywhere are enjoying their gardens once again. I would love to hear about your dovecote project to.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy your new project.

Garden Dovecote

Garden dovecotes are a delightful addition to your garden. My Garden dovecote sites at the far end of my garden, yet despite this I often receive many compliments together with many evenings of delightful entertainment from my new inhabitants.

Garden dovecotes are quite rare to come across, especially those with some character, shying away from the very popular minimalistic style that seem to be catching on.

I built my garden dovecote by hand, after having researched many plans on the internet, which I might say are quite bland, and after reading through several DIY woodwork books at my local library. All in all my garden dovecote took about 4 days to build. I painted it in white and have since built several more garden dovecotes for my daughter and a few friends.

The design is very elegant and the features 3 rooms for 3-4 pairs of doves or pigeons a feeding table and a lovely roof. Its fairly cheap and straight forward to build and really gives the garden a majestic and elegant look.

I have since developed my own garden dovecote plans which I have for sale on this blog. If you would like to purchase a set of my plans for your own wood working project please click the picture banner below or visit my home page here:

www.DovecotePlans.com

dovecote plans

I have had hundreds of lovely comments, and people everywhere are enjoying their gardens once again. I would love to hear about your garden dovecote projectto.

Thanks for reading.

Dovecote Plans

My dovecote sits happily at the end of my garden and it doesn’t cease to amaze me how it has become the talking point of my home. We recently had a lovely young couple move into our neighbourhood, upon inviting them in for a cup of tea we found ourselves sitting in the garden admiring it for hours.

I built my dovecote a few years ago using a set of DIY dovecote plans I downloaded from the internet. Dovecote plans can be very difficult to find, I searched for hours after visiting a dovecote garden with my wife a few weeks earlier. I started with a set of free DIY plans that I found on google and was sorely disappointed by the poor designs and complicated diagrams.

Many of the newer dovecote designs look nothing like a traditional dovecote and more like cheap bird houses. It became apparent that a single pair of doves wouldn’t stay very long, especially when they start nesting. After a lot of trawling I managed to find an excellent set of DIY dovecote plans on www.DovecotePlans.com , they were very inexpensive and the finished dovecote design looked delightful.

dovecote plansIt was big enough to house 4 pairs of doves and the DIY plans included a tiled roof, which is an intrinsic part of an authentic dovecote , they even included a feeding table. The construction part was very well explained. I hadn’t built anything with my own hands for several years and I was honestly a little worried if I could get back into the swing of things.

The dovecote plans explained everything very well with numerous labelled diagrams and step by step instructions. I finished construction in about 3 days using standard household tools, perhaps I could have finished in a weekend but I spent a while warming to it. The roof was the most demanding part of construction – taking an entire day, but it is defiantly one of the focal features and worth the effort.

I finished my dovecote in a clear varnish for the rustic look, although the dovecote plans explain how to paint and protect the wood. We now have 2 pairs of doves who visit on a daily basis and my wife and I often spend time in the garden enjoying the view from our chairs.

I decided to make a second dovecote for my daughter’s anniversary, she had visited our home a few times and loved it. She actually thought we had purchased it pre-assembled; they were quite shocked when I revealed I had made it myself. I looked around on the internet for a different set of plans so I could give her something unique, £40-£50, and several refund requests later I decided to stick with the original plans.

What I really loved about www.DovecotePlans.com is the dovecote plans are adaptable for easy modifying and allow for adjusting portions of the dovecote design. I wanted it to look really special and found the templates included in the plans allowed for easy and repeatable modifications. I changed the shape of the dovecotes doorways and feeding table along with the decorative edging on the bottom of the barrel and by then end of everything it only took 2 days!

dovecote plans

If you are looking for a good set of DIY dovecote plans I stongly suggest you visit www.DovecotePlans.com first. I wasted so much time trying other websites and free plans, but honestly I couldn’t have done such an excellent job without them. I even referred the new couple in the neighbourhood to the website and they loved the plans too.

I hope you found this article useful; building my own dovecote following these DIY dovecote plans has brought me years of happiness and rekindled my passion for carpentry. All the best.

Dovecotes for Sale

There are very few places left with dovecotes for sale, a simple Google search will reveal, these once sort after majestic birdhouses are becoming more and more difficult to find.

Prices for a typical dovecote range between £150 – £250, however as they become more and more difficult to find their prices continue to rise. A recent dovecote sale in Suffolk, England saw a traditional style dovecote carved from a single piece of oak sale for £1450 in auction.

At this prices its no wonder people are turning to more contemporary style birdhouses, sadly they are barely big enough to house garden doves and they lack the grand charisma and authority symbolised in the traditional dovecote design.

For me building my own dovecote was the only option, I rarely settle for second best and a few books on dovecote design and decorating really helped me along the way. I have since built several different styles of dovecote and have even put several dovecotes for sale on the internet in an effort to rejuvenate the passion that once existed for the magnificent designs at traditional settings.

It was big enough to house 4 pairs of doves and the DIY plans included a tiled roof, which is an intrinsic part of an authentic dovecote , they even included a feeding table. The construction part was very well explained. I hadn’t built anything with my own hands for several years and I was honestly a little worried if I could get back into the swing of things.

The dovecote plans explained everything very well with numerous labelled diagrams and step by step instructions. I finished construction in about 3 days using standard household tools, perhaps I could have finished in a weekend but I spent a while warming to it. The roof was the most demanding part of construction – taking an entire day, but it is defiantly one of the focal features and worth the effort.

dovecote plans

I finished my dovecote in a clear varnish for the rustic look, although the dovecote plans explain how to paint and protect the wood. We now have 2 pairs of doves who visit on a daily basis and my wife and I often spend time in the garden enjoying the view from our chairs.

I decided to make a second dovecote for my daughter’s anniversary, she had visited our home a few times and loved it. She actually thought we had purchased it pre-assembled; they were quite shocked when I revealed I had made it myself. I looked around on the internet for a different set of plans so I could give her something unique, £40-£50, and several refund requests later I decided to stick with the original plans.

What I really loved about www.DovecotePlans.com is the dovecote plans are adaptable for easy modifying and allow for adjusting portions of the dovecote design. I wanted it to look really special and found the templates included in the plans allowed for easy and repeatable modifications. I changed the shape of the dovecotes doorways and feeding table along with the decorative edging on the bottom of the barrel and by then end of everything it only took 2 days!

Although I don’t sell many dovecotes these days I have created a simple and easy to follow set of plans that will make building your own dovecote an enjoyable experience. I have tried to keep within the original dovecote architecture and design and have included a shopping list to ensure you can build your dovecote very inexpensively and to the high standards you would expect.

You can visit my website at: www.dovecoteplans.com If you are interested, from time to time I include pictures of recently built dovecotes and occassionaly list any dovecotes I may have for sale.

I hope this article has been useful and you are able to find a dovecote you can enjoy over the years to come.

DIY Dovecote Plans

My dovecote sits happily at the end of my garden and it doesn’t cease to amaze me how it has become the talking point of my home. We recently had a lovely young couple move into our neighbourhood, upon inviting them in for a cup of tea we found ourselves sitting in the garden admiring it for hours.

I built my dovecote a few years ago using a set of DIY dovecote plans I downloaded from the internet. Dovecote plans can be very difficult to find, I searched for hours after visiting a dovecote garden with my wife a few weeks earlier. I started with a set of free DIY plans that I found on google and was sorely disappointed by the poor designs and complicated diagrams.

Many of the newer dovecote designs look nothing like a traditional dovecote and more like cheap bird houses. It became apparent that a single pair of doves wouldn’t stay very long, especially when they start nesting. After a lot of trawling I managed to find an excellent set of DIY dovecote plans on www.DovecotePlans.com , they were very inexpensive and the finished dovecote design looked delightful.

dovecote plansIt was big enough to house 4 pairs of doves and the DIY plans included a tiled roof, which is an intrinsic part of an authentic dovecote , they even included a feeding table. The construction part was very well explained. I hadn’t built anything with my own hands for several years and I was honestly a little worried if I could get back into the swing of things.

The dovecote plans explained everything very well with numerous labelled diagrams and step by step instructions. I finished construction in about 3 days using standard household tools, perhaps I could have finished in a weekend but I spent a while warming to it. The roof was the most demanding part of construction – taking an entire day, but it is defiantly one of the focal features and worth the effort.

I finished my dovecote in a clear varnish for the rustic look, although the dovecote plans explain how to paint and protect the wood. We now have 2 pairs of doves who visit on a daily basis and my wife and I often spend time in the garden enjoying the view from our chairs.

dovecote plans

I decided to make a second dovecote for my daughter’s anniversary, she had visited our home a few times and loved it. She actually thought we had purchased it pre-assembled; they were quite shocked when I revealed I had made it myself. I looked around on the internet for a different set of plans so I could give her something unique, £40-£50, and several refund requests later I decided to stick with the original plans.

What I really loved about www.DovecotePlans.com is the dovecote plans are adaptable for easy modifying and allow for adjusting portions of the dovecote design. I wanted it to look really special and found the templates included in the plans allowed for easy and repeatable modifications. I changed the shape of the dovecotes doorways and feeding table along with the decorative edging on the bottom of the barrel and by then end of everything it only took 2 days!

If you are looking for a good set of DIY dovecote plans I stongly suggest you visit www.DovecotePlans.com first. I wasted so much time trying other websites and free plans, but honestly I couldn’t have done such an excellent job without them. I even referred the new couple in the neighbourhood to the website and they loved the plans too.

I hope you found this article useful; building my own dovecote following these DIY dovecote plans has brought me years of happiness and rekindled my passion for carpentry. All the best.

Dove Cote Plans

Hi,

Thank you for visiting my website, I assume you are looking for dove cote plans?

I was recently looking all over the internet for a set of dove cote plans myself and found it exceedingly difficult to find a decent set of plans everywhere. It seems the new designs are more contemporary and the free dovecote plans are very poor.

I decided the best way to go about building my dovecote was to visit the library and get as many pictures as possible (surprisingly Google didn’t return many images). I then used these images to develop a basic dovecote design, I even considered just buying a dovecote – but they are so expensive and plus I wanted the satisfaction of building my own.

I hadn’t built anything for years but eventually managed to get the main body of the dove cote built and then decorated the rest with ledges, windows and some decorative beading.

Since then I have reworked the plans many times and I have managed to create my own dove cote plans, my plans include a feeding table, and have enough room for 3-4 pairs of doves. The design retains the traditional majesty associated to dove cotes, but the steps are so easy to follow.

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I have received many nice comments over the years and have even been asked to make a few more for friends, family and the occasional passer by.

You can purchase these dove cote plans very inexpensively from the home page. I hope you enjoy your dovecote over the years to come. There is also a nice picture for you to look at.

All the best

Dovecote Birdhouse

Dovecote birdhouses have been popular in England for hundreds of years and recently their elegance and majesty has been sweeping the world. Traditional English designs are becoming increasingly popular in Australia and New Zealand, with several companies producing these traditional dovecote designs on a large scale.

The traditional dovecote birdhouse differs from “bird houses” in their traditional design, grand scaling and English heritage. Although today dovecote birdhouses are more popular in their smaller more decorative form these ornamental birdhouses still encompass features reminiscant of their larger counter parts. The most popular dovecote bird house designs today include several openings to compartments designed for garden doves to enter and use as a nesting area. They are unique in character and often come complete with tiled roofing and feeding tables.

Sadly despite the growing popularity of the distinctive designs of decorative dovecote birdhouses they are becoming increasingly expensive to purchase in their finished form. Companies have limited their inventories and are offering limited designs to customers. Conventional bird houses seem to be taking over. There is a genuine fear that an important part of English heritage may be lost.

Although not so readily available in their finished form traditional dovecote birdhouse designs are available on the internet for budding carpenters to download and use as they please. I personally opted to use the dovecote designs to make my own dovecote for a fraction of the cost of purchasing one and I was pleasantly surprised.

Of the many companies now offering dovecote birdhouse plans to download from the internet www.DovecotePlans.com is my favourite. They offer a beautiful traditional design complete with templates which makes building very easy indeed. They also include a tiled roof in the design together with compartment dividers and a feeding table. Perhaps the best part of all is the complete shopping list of materials which makes buying wood for your dovecote birdhouse very easy and inexpensive. I would recommend this fantastic guide to anyone interested in building a dovecote bird house, even if you are considering buying a Dovecote bird house I would recommend building your own for a fraction of the cost.

Dovecote birdhouses make a lovely addition to any garden and mine has personally brought me many evenings of joy and relaxation. It would be sad to see such a beautiful part of English heritage die away. I hope this article has been useful for you and you also enjoy your dovecote birdhouse as I have.

Thanks for reading.

Build a Dovecote

Do you want to build a dovecote? I once searched the internet for hours trying to find a good set of dovecote plans that I could follow using normal household tools while meeting the traditional dovecote design.

I was originally planning on purchasing a dovecote but they are so rare and becoming more and more expensive, that I finally decided I would build my own dovecote.

Although I did manage to find a few good plans on the internet they were fairly expensive, often £20+ and the free dovecote plans were very poor and often resembled simple birdhouses. I turned to the library and managed to dig up a few good books, without getting too much into the history of dovecotes I will just say that I was amazed at there majestic designs and intricate detailing. In an attempt to copy a few designs I had managed to find I ran into several problems. I found many of the dovecotes were very large and difficult to scale down, further more I just couldn’t figure out a list of materials and templates were not available anywhere.

I started building dovecotes in my spare time with the limited knowledge I had managed to accumulate. I eventually managed to perfect the design and build a dovecote that was simple to put together and looked just as regal as the traditional designs.

The dovecote hadn’t stood in my garden for more than 2 weeks before I started getting comments about it. The neighbours loved it and asked where they could find a similar dovecote to add to their own gardens. They made lovely comments about the craftsmanship and often admired the view out of their windows after the garden doves had moved in.

I decided to write a simple set of plans for my friends and family so they too could build their own dovecotes. The plans are easy to follow and come complete with the templates and shopping list you will need to get the job done inexpensively and to a good high standard. It was one of the most satisfying feelings I have had in a long time, I rarely build something with my own hands anymore but once I had completed my first dovecote I decided to continue building more and more. I have since sold dozens of dovecotes on the internet and given a few to friends and family.

Building your own dovecote is very inexpensive and easy, my guide “how to build a dovecote” is designed to walk you through the process step by step and comes complete with all the information you will need. You can have a look at www.dovecoteplans.com

I hope you have as much enjoyment as I did when building my first dovecote and I hope it brings you as much pleasure standing in your garden over the years.