Phone Box Hive

A friend suggested .. “How about a Red Phone Box?” … so here we are…

This is a new design incorporating the smaller 200mm x 200mm internal frame system. The advantage of this system is that you can keep an individualy designed outer hive and still “split” and swap out internal frames for multiplying hives.

Specs:

  • Timber: Cypress
  • Timber Thickness: 15 / 25 / 35mm
  • Design: Pillar – 200mm x 200mm internal frames
  • Internal Volume: 6 – 7 litres
  • Brood Supports: Clear Acrylic and Plywood
  • Separator Plate: Clear Acrylic and Plywood
  • Coating: Exterior paint
  • Weight: 18 kg

Below – Laminating process, Making the walls from thin strips of Cypress…

Below – The basic box is together. One internal frame and brood support plates cut from clear Perspex…

Below – laying out the outside frames to replicate the phone box windows…

Below – outside frames all in place…

Below – I routed a 45 degree edge on the frames to add a bit of detail…

 

Below – putting the top section together…

Below – The top section is fixed on , door hinges on and a splash of paint…

 

***Under Construction – I have set this box aside for the moment while i work on a few others. … too many projects!!

 


See the previous Out House build page