Guess what!! It is finished, folks!!! Yes, I am excited. Now, if you are going to make one of these, I recommend a large work area, and about 3 days that has nothing else involved. But in the long run, it was SO well worth it I must say.
Stripping old windows is the hardest.
I found out using old windows, so you won't kill your birds, use water base paint. Exterior, glossy sheen. Plus gloss is easier to clean up after them.
I have a daughter who is 18, that is like having a 5 year old around. She didn't hardly let the paint dry, and she wanted birds. So, we went to PetsMart. We now own Lennie and Squikie.
Antique windows can sometimes come in such large sizes, and mine are..so we cut them down, and made 21"x16"x32". As you can see the 16 is the depth. You can do this to your own specification for your area. The tray inside that pulls out, is from a kitchen store. Paid 11.00. Good luck.