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It's hard to get a "far away" shot because the loft is on my deck literally right outside my glass kitchen door. I love it, at night if the light is on inside the loft I can sit in the kitchen with some tea and watch them monkeying around.

The original design:


Almost there:


Looking inside, at night:


With the right side shutter up:


It's 4' x 8' x about 7' tall. The sunning pen on the left closes up at night with a plexi glass window, the sunroof strip and moon window are also both plexi glass. The front windows close up at night with wood shutters, same with the small right side window. The sunning pen has a little sliding wood tray to catch poops. Every opening is securely lockable to prevent critters from getting in, and the windows are hardware cloth and screen (to keep out vermin of all sizes). I am really really happy with how it turned out and thankful for all the advice I got from so many of you!!! I couldn't have done this on my own, so thank you - I am so grateful!! Of course, I am forever indebted to my friend Daniel for building this for me!!!

All the pics are here:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=70914&id=719451408&l=794c3a2e45

and here:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=82894&id=719451408&l=b700081668
 

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That is really cool, I like it.
We have our big cage on the patio. I can see it from our kitchen/dining area, so we know when their up to no good.
 

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Thank you!!! I am enjoying it so much - now if only I could get Brook to stay in it for more than an hour without clamoring to come back in the house!

It's gotten a few names since we began:
Taj MaLoft
Winchester Mystery Loft
The Money Pit
Land of the Loft

Brooklyn probably just calls it "The Torture Chamber"
:rolleyes:
hehe

(now I just want to move so I can have a bigger loft LOL!!!)
 

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Thank you!!! I am enjoying it so much - now if only I could get Brook to stay in it for more than an hour without clamoring to come back in the house!

It's gotten a few names since we began:
Taj MaLoft
Winchester Mystery Loft
The Money Pit
Land of the Loft

Brooklyn probably just calls it "The Torture Chamber"
:rolleyes:
hehe

(now I just want to move so I can have a bigger loft LOL!!!)
PIGEON PALACEGEORGE;)
 

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Kari Jo-

That turned out so AWSOME..... I think Daniel deserves his own lil' piece of that pijie heaven... hmmm..:rolleyes:.. maybe he needs a Jimmy Buffet shirt with a "It's Five o'clock somewhere SIGN" in there!!!! :p LOL...... ANd don'tcha go torturing Poor Brooke, or I'll be on a plane to confisgate him! He needs HIS STUFFIES........ lol...lol... All joking aside. It is BEAUTIFUL... and You both, did a great job! Round of applause for ALL involved..:D...

ps. I vote for the ..."5 o'clock SOMEWHERE Loft"....lol... :p
 

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I let brook have his dang stuffies in his nestbox in the coop!
He has his yellow bunny, a lion, a hippo, a ball, a jingley ball, and some of his parakeet and cockatiel toys. He doesn't care. He hates it out there and I get Super Pinches when I finally let him back in the house.

But - It's the perfect time for him to be getting acclimated out there, since I have the other birds locked in with their babies. So he has the loft all to himself to explore and poo on whatever he wants.
Ingrate.

:D

Thanks! I am really really glad you all like it and approve!!!
 

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It's gotten a few names since we began:
Taj MaLoft (4)
Winchester Mystery Loft (1)
The Money Pit (3)
Land of the Loft (2)

Brooklyn probably just calls it "The Torture Chamber" NO!

Those are funny!:D
 

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Nice job - very attractive. Was the design picture you posted computer genorated - if so can you tell me what program you used? I like to design stuff and have never found a progarm that I liked that was free or cheap and easy to use.
 

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I let brook have his dang stuffies in his nestbox in the coop!
He has his yellow bunny, a lion, a hippo, a ball, a jingley ball, and some of his parakeet and cockatiel toys. He doesn't care. He hates it out there and I get Super Pinches when I finally let him back in the house.

But - It's the perfect time for him to be getting acclimated out there, since I have the other birds locked in with their babies. So he has the loft all to himself to explore and poo on whatever he wants.
Ingrate.

:D

Thanks! I am really really glad you all like it and approve!!!
Did you make your nest fronts? or buy them...:)
 
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I agree you have a very nice loft there , your fat Daniel did a great job on every aspect of it for you and your birds ;)
 

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Oh I am so glad you all like it!!! Really and truly if it wasn't for all of you it wouldn't have come out so great. I am SO eternally grateful to everyone for their input and advice!!

Most importantly, the birds really seem to love it. The sun comes in through the windows and hits their little nest doors, so they can hunker down and sun right on their own "porches". The sunning pen is great when it rains, I remove the sliding wood poo-tray and they can bathe in the rain (I also put the bath pan in there on sunny days). They all have favorite spots to hang out, though Friedman consistently tries to sneak into the bottom left nest box (I use it for storage) and I find him in there hiding behind the food container. Cucamonga.

Bobcat, I'll ask my friend what he used to do the mock up - it wasn't free software. He designs computer games and does 3D animation and stuff, so I know it's some supremely complicated expensive program for game animators, LOL. It wasn't Maya... I'll find out what it was.

Nestbox fronts - from Foys. Amazingly I bought 4 at Nationals and lugged them home to CA, then ordered 2 more.. then 2 more after that. Somehow I ended up with a perfect set of 4 small-door fronts and 4 large-door fronts. The ancient egyptian pigeon god was looking out for me I guess!!

Closable windows - I LOVE them. It makes it so I don't worry about anybody being chilly or drafty, ever. And it also muffles any wee morning cooing that might go on so neighbors don't get mad at me.

Can you believe this is the first thing (larger than a dog bed) that Daniel ever built? And it's certainly the first thing I ever designed or help build. I got the idea from an old english garden shed... then adapted it to suit all the suggestions I got here, and then worked with Daniel to design and build it. We really laugh about it, we began the first week in January and JUST finished - he keeps saying this is what happens when a perfectionist and an obsessive compulsive try and build a simple pij loft. ;)

Poor Fat Daniel (not really fat, he runs his own KungFu school LOL)... I think this is the first weekend he didn't have to come over. He was probably terrified all week I'd think of something to add to the loft. Little does he know when he comes this week to get his tools he is going to have to build one more extra large nest box for the new Lahores, pijzillas!!!

Thank you everyone!!!
 

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That is absolutely adorable. Love it! It is nice to be able to watch them from the house, isn't it. They won't get away with much! And it makes it that much more enjoyable. You don't have to be in there to enjoy itl Mine is like that too. I love it. You guys did a great job.
 
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