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Back Home in Oakwood -Once long ago a woodpecker cut his birdhouse entry hole into this part of a large oak tree. I did a little remodeling!

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Back Home in Oakwood:
I designed this birdhouse using all recycled wood and various parts salvaged from a very large oak tree that had fallen in the wooded area behind our home. The tree had lain silently in its resting place for many years while nature encouraged the forest termites, grubs, varmints and weather to devour all but a thin surface veneer of the old oak. I could see a knothole and some remaining physical characteristics of the old oak tree still in tact; so, I set about salvaging them for revitalization into a new birdhouse. The knothole was - by all indications of its condition - at some time long past an entry hole for, I suspect, a woodpecker's nesting place. Recalling the address of our first home, my wife and I decided to name this piece "Back Home in Oakwood" connecting the reminiscence of our past to the long silenced woodpecker's abode soon to be a newly designed residence for songbirds.

The standard "A" frame of this piece is constructed from reclaimed one by six pine lumber. It is then covered with long-leaf pine cone petals and oak tree parts which are glued, stapled, tacked and encapsulated into place protecting a waterproof nesting area measuring 5.5" x 4" x 6" [length/width/depth]. Oak pieces are attached to the back side of this birdhouse encouraging the viewer to make a 360 degree inspection of the structure.

A characteristic of my work is to fashion salvaged tree parts to resemble wings or feathers. Encased in the pine cone pieces along the front section of the removable top are two veneers giving the piece a winged appearance. This design adds lift and a lighter effect offsetting the bulk brought about by the structures front facade. The long oak front gives tribute to the lofty position of the earlier original woodpecker nest. I "remodeled" the entry by adding a small foyer to reduce the entry way so as to be better adapted for songbirds, adding artistic impact while keeping the spirit of the original occupant's home in the oak wood tree.
Back Home in Oakwood:
I designed this birdhouse using all recycled wood and various parts salvaged from a very large oak tree that had fallen in the wooded area behind our home. The tree had lain silently in its resting place for many years while nature encouraged the forest termites, grubs, varmints and weather to devour all but a thin surface veneer of the old oak. I could see a knothole and some remaining physical characteristics of the old oak tree still in tact; so, I set about salvaging them for revitalization into a new birdhouse. The knothole was - by all indications of its condition - at some time long past an entry hole for, I suspect, a woodpecker's nesting place. Recalling the address of our first home, my wife and I decided to name this piece "Back Home in Oakwood" connecting the reminiscence of our past to the long silenced woodpecker's abode soon to be a newly designed residence for songbirds.

The standard "A" frame of this piece is constructed from reclaimed one by six pine lumber. It is then covered with long-leaf pine cone petals and oak tree parts which are glued, stapled, tacked and encapsulated into place protecting a waterproof nesting area measuring 5.5" x 4" x 6" [length/width/depth]. Oak pieces are attached to the back side of this birdhouse encouraging the viewer to make a 360 degree inspection of the structure.

A characteristic of my work is to fashion salvaged tree parts to resemble wings or feathers. Encased in the pine cone pieces along the front section of the removable top are two veneers giving the piece a winged appearance. This design adds lift and a lighter effect offsetting the bulk brought about by the structures front facade. The long oak front gives tribute to the lofty position of the earlier original woodpecker nest. I "remodeled" the entry by adding a small foyer to reduce the entry way so as to be better adapted for songbirds, adding artistic impact while keeping the spirit of the original occupant's home in the oak wood tree.

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5 out of 5 stars
(20)
Reviewed by allysonmehta
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 2, 2018
My 4yr old nephew was really excited to see this gift to Bode and my sister was very happy to see pre-drilled holes and all components ready to build it!
BIRDHOUSE KIT - Perfect gift bag! Precision cut pieces. A child can build it. Great for Elderly family member. Birthday / Christmas gift;

Reviewed by Katherine Royle
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 19, 2017
Exactly as expected, smooth transaction and customer service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! A great gift for the budding carpenters in your life!
BIRDHOUSE KIT - Perfect gift bag! Precision cut pieces. A child can build it. Great for Elderly family member. Birthday / Christmas gift;

Reviewed by James Simon II
5 out of 5 stars
Sep 19, 2017
It is amazing love the detail and I received it earlier than told
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Reviewed by Dorothy Hill
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 8, 2017
The most unusual and beautiful birdhouse I have ever seen. This would make a wonderful gift for a special someone. I just happened to be that someone because I bought it for myself!
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Back Home in Oakwood -Once long ago a woodpecker cut his birdhouse entry hole into this part of a large oak tree. I did a little remodeling!

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