Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This Tiny Birdhouse Camper Might Kill You With Cuteness


STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS

These absolutely charming handcrafted birdhouses are inspired by the Shasta campers of the 1950's, will add a bit of charm to your yard, garden, or home. A thoughtful gift for vintage camper enthusiasts, bird lovers of all stripes, collectors, or your eccentric Uncle Al. 

Finish and construction are: exterior oil-based paint, brass escutcheon pins, and aluminum sheeting on a frame of 1/2 inch Okoume marine-grade plywood with waterproof glue for durability and weather resistance (Okoume is a sustainable-growth hardwood). The bottom slides out for easy cleaning access. A screw and spacer are included for mounting the birdhouse to a tree or post. 


The entry hole is 1 1/2 inches in diameter, making these birdhouses appropriate for Carolina wrens, eastern bluebirds, ash-throated flycatchers, hairy woodpeckers, tree swallows, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, and many other birds. 

BECAUSE OF THE METAL TOP, these should be placed in deep shade, not direct sunlight, to prevent overheating. 

The aluminum door is both a design accent and a deterrent to squirrels, while the curved awning is just pure style. 


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