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Reclaimed Window Dove Aviary



I have always wanted a bird aviary and I am building a wedding venue on our property so why not a Dove Aviary. Starting out I had to acquire a ton of old windows. Which was surprisingly costly and time consuming. Because the roofing was clear and provided no shade and with all the glass windows - it could get fairly hot in there. To fix this I made "windows" with hardware cloth for ventilation. This works well! It took a lot of time to build as the whole Building is windows and each Window is individually framed out. Another thing I wish I had taken time to do is tape each window before painting. Overspray was killer to remove. I'm still not done scrapping. My fav part is the cupola I made from a louvered door I removed from my kitchen.
Overall I am very happy with how it turned out. Looks very fitting on our farm and perfect for our venue.
The reaction to my aviary has been a really good one! Friends ask to sit in with the birds. I personally love (as does my children) going in and sitting with the birds. Being surrounded by all that glass and birds is pretty amazing.

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  • This is spectacular! The look of the windows all fitted together is absolutely stunning. The weather vane on the top is a really nice touch too. You should be very proud of this build. Thank you for sharing!
    By RYOBI Nation, on May 2, 2017
    • Thank you so much. I really appreciate the kind words <3
      By BrandyattheNest, on May 2, 2017


  • Thanks so much Glen!!!
    By Brandyb816, on May 6, 2017

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Reclaimed Window Dove Aviary

by BrandyattheNest
May 01, 2017

I have always wanted a bird aviary and I am building a wedding venue on our property so why not a Dove Aviary. Starting out I had to acquire a ton of old windows. Which was surprisingly costly and time consuming. Because the roofing was clear and provided no shade and with all the glass windows - it could get fairly hot in there. To fix this I made "windows" with hardware cloth for ventilation. This works well! It took a lot of time to build as the whole Building is windows and each Window is individually framed out. Another thing I wish I had taken time to do is tape each window before painting. Overspray was killer to remove. I'm still not done scrapping. My fav part is the cupola I made from a louvered door I removed from my kitchen. Overall I am very happy with how it turned out. Looks very fitting on our farm and perfect for our venue. The reaction to my aviary has been a really good one! Friends ask to sit in with the birds. I personally love (as does my children) going in and sitting with the birds. Being surrounded by all that glass and birds is pretty amazing.