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Balanced..-This birdhouse is as beautiful on the back as the dramatic front! As mounted nothing distracts a 360 degree view of the piece.

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Description of Balanced on a Feather's Edge:
The predominant feature of this structure is certainly the front piece of pine stump I pulled from the forest floor behind my house. The striking wood anomaly was formed by Nature as it passed through both the growing, and decaying process. All of this piece of stump was underground and had to be dug out. It formed when two pine tree saplings grew together many years ago. Counting the growth rings, this piece of the stump represents some 20 years of that pairing! When the trees died, as outer surfaces decayed, pine sap continued to permeate the heart wood and preserved in it this graceful design of a "feather". With a carving knife and a little imagination, I completed the preservation. The shards of pine stump on the birdhouse top were used to represent wings in motion, and tail feathers. With these light touches, the stump to birdhouse transformation was disclosed.

The roof structure is unattached to the nesting box of the birdhouse to accommodate its annual clean out. The house mounts via a quarter inch steel rod that extends upward seven and a half inches into the center of the feather feature. The extension emanates from a 5" x 6.5” x 2.5" [width x length x depth] mounting platform. The same extension passes through the bottom of the mounting platform for ground or furniture mounting. Dimensions, excluding the base stand, are 15.5" x 12" x 25" [width x length x depth]. Stand dimensions exclude steel rod extensions.

The nesting box measures 4" x 5.25" x 6" [width x length x depth]. The entire structure weighs 8 pounds including the base. All the pine cone pieces have been waterproof glued into place, then fastened by staple or tack, shellac coated, and finally weatherproofed using a UV resistant clear liquid two part epoxy poured over the birdhouse and decorative wood surfaces and stand, encapsulating the structure for impact resistance, limited solar protection, scratch resistance suitable for outdoor use.

I want my work to last many lifetimes in the buyer's family tree as a unique and valued piece of art suitable as an indoor or outdoor decor accent piece. Inspiration, imagination, and the gift of creation are intricate parts I try to build into every piece of my work. I hope you find them to be manifest in this structure.
Description of Balanced on a Feather's Edge:
The predominant feature of this structure is certainly the front piece of pine stump I pulled from the forest floor behind my house. The striking wood anomaly was formed by Nature as it passed through both the growing, and decaying process. All of this piece of stump was underground and had to be dug out. It formed when two pine tree saplings grew together many years ago. Counting the growth rings, this piece of the stump represents some 20 years of that pairing! When the trees died, as outer surfaces decayed, pine sap continued to permeate the heart wood and preserved in it this graceful design of a "feather". With a carving knife and a little imagination, I completed the preservation. The shards of pine stump on the birdhouse top were used to represent wings in motion, and tail feathers. With these light touches, the stump to birdhouse transformation was disclosed.

The roof structure is unattached to the nesting box of the birdhouse to accommodate its annual clean out. The house mounts via a quarter inch steel rod that extends upward seven and a half inches into the center of the feather feature. The extension emanates from a 5" x 6.5” x 2.5" [width x length x depth] mounting platform. The same extension passes through the bottom of the mounting platform for ground or furniture mounting. Dimensions, excluding the base stand, are 15.5" x 12" x 25" [width x length x depth]. Stand dimensions exclude steel rod extensions.

The nesting box measures 4" x 5.25" x 6" [width x length x depth]. The entire structure weighs 8 pounds including the base. All the pine cone pieces have been waterproof glued into place, then fastened by staple or tack, shellac coated, and finally weatherproofed using a UV resistant clear liquid two part epoxy poured over the birdhouse and decorative wood surfaces and stand, encapsulating the structure for impact resistance, limited solar protection, scratch resistance suitable for outdoor use.

I want my work to last many lifetimes in the buyer's family tree as a unique and valued piece of art suitable as an indoor or outdoor decor accent piece. Inspiration, imagination, and the gift of creation are intricate parts I try to build into every piece of my work. I hope you find them to be manifest in this structure.

Reviews

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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Balanced..-This birdhouse is as beautiful on the back as the dramatic front! As mounted nothing distracts a 360 degree view of the piece.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: reclaimed wood, pine stump heartwood, pine cones, shellac, epoxy sealer, imagination, inspiration
  • Feedback: 20 reviews
  • Favorited by: 233 people
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