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The Little Red Pine Cottage -A birdhouse of scrap materials, this little cottage beauty exudes artistry and elegance for any lawn or garden.

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Description of “The Little Red Pine Cottage”:
Designed from scrap materials, this piece has been built using recycled wood, North Carolina long leaf pine cone pieces, water bottle plastic twist off caps, and a scrap plastic laundry detergent container. I have cut the plastic pieces into round tiles with a stamping die. The wood is recycled from the 1 by 6 inch pine siding from our home upon which a large tree fell during a storm. The brick chimney was rescued and fashioned from a wrecking ball chunk when a textile mill closed down, was vacated, and ultimately bulldozed away.

I can remember making a birdhouse and painting it red with Papa, my grandfather, when I was just a very little boy. Papa was a carpenter. He built textile mill houses for the booming textile manufacturing mills in my hometown during the late 1930’s and on up into the 1950’s. That was a very formidable time for America, for my family, and from my perspective, for me. My time with Papa provided a lifetime of perfect childhood memories. He was, and still is, my hero. This is my expression of Papa’s little red house and a reminiscence of our latent cotton mill town.

The roof structure is unattached to the nesting box to accommodate its annual clean out. Dimensions of the birdhouse and base stand together are 8.5" x 10.5" x 16" [width x length x depth]. The nesting box measures 4" by 5.25" by 6" [width x length x depth]. A threaded steel rod connects the base to the house nesting box.

This structure is small compared to other pieces;and yet, it exudes an eye catching artistry. The completed creation weighs in at 9.2 pounds (including the base). All the pine cone house pieces and plastic tiles have been waterproof glued into place, then fastened by staple or tack, red stain coated (house only), and finally weatherproofed using a UV resistant clear liquid two part epoxy poured over the birdhouse and decorative wood surfaces, plastic die cut pieces, and pine cone stand, encapsulating the structure for impact resistance, limited solar protection, scratch resistance suitable for outdoor use. (The birdhouse bottom and attached stand have been shellac coated rather than red stained distinguishing the two separately.)

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. Becoming more than just a birdhouse, I hope you find these attributes to be manifest in this structure of art.
Description of “The Little Red Pine Cottage”:
Designed from scrap materials, this piece has been built using recycled wood, North Carolina long leaf pine cone pieces, water bottle plastic twist off caps, and a scrap plastic laundry detergent container. I have cut the plastic pieces into round tiles with a stamping die. The wood is recycled from the 1 by 6 inch pine siding from our home upon which a large tree fell during a storm. The brick chimney was rescued and fashioned from a wrecking ball chunk when a textile mill closed down, was vacated, and ultimately bulldozed away.

I can remember making a birdhouse and painting it red with Papa, my grandfather, when I was just a very little boy. Papa was a carpenter. He built textile mill houses for the booming textile manufacturing mills in my hometown during the late 1930’s and on up into the 1950’s. That was a very formidable time for America, for my family, and from my perspective, for me. My time with Papa provided a lifetime of perfect childhood memories. He was, and still is, my hero. This is my expression of Papa’s little red house and a reminiscence of our latent cotton mill town.

The roof structure is unattached to the nesting box to accommodate its annual clean out. Dimensions of the birdhouse and base stand together are 8.5" x 10.5" x 16" [width x length x depth]. The nesting box measures 4" by 5.25" by 6" [width x length x depth]. A threaded steel rod connects the base to the house nesting box.

This structure is small compared to other pieces;and yet, it exudes an eye catching artistry. The completed creation weighs in at 9.2 pounds (including the base). All the pine cone house pieces and plastic tiles have been waterproof glued into place, then fastened by staple or tack, red stain coated (house only), and finally weatherproofed using a UV resistant clear liquid two part epoxy poured over the birdhouse and decorative wood surfaces, plastic die cut pieces, and pine cone stand, encapsulating the structure for impact resistance, limited solar protection, scratch resistance suitable for outdoor use. (The birdhouse bottom and attached stand have been shellac coated rather than red stained distinguishing the two separately.)

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. Becoming more than just a birdhouse, I hope you find these attributes to be manifest in this structure of art.

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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The Little Red Pine Cottage -A birdhouse of scrap materials, this little cottage beauty exudes artistry and elegance for any lawn or garden.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: reclaimed wood, pine cone parts, oil based stain, two part epoxy finish, scrap plastic containers, glue, carved brick, imagination, inspiration
  • Feedback: 20 reviews
  • Favorited by: 368 people
  • Gift message available

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